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Russian President Vladimir Putin (L), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at a ceremony for the anniversary of D-Day on June 6. (SEAN GALLUP/Getty Images)

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Ukrainian soldiers stand by a tank near the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk on August 21. (ALEKSEY CHERNYSHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

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