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An engineer oversees the gas distribution system of Hungary's gas pipeline operator FGSZ in Kiskundorozsma, in August. The distributor announced that it would cut off gas supplies to Ukraine. Laszlo Balogh/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Technically, it's against the law for Russian restaurants to buy top-notch Italiano Parmigiano-Reggiano. But that's nothing a little creative labeling can't get around. Porter Gifford/Corbis hide caption

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Ukrainian lawmakers applaud a televised address by the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz (on screen) in the Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday in Kiev. The parliament voted to strengthen trade ties with the EU, but not until 2016. Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Pro-Russian militants take a break at a checkpoint close to where shelling continued Sunday between pro-Russian forces and the Ukrainian army in the village of Olenivka, some 30 kms south of Donetsk on the way to Mariupol, eastern Ukraine. Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves (left), with intelligence officer Eston Kohver in 2010. Kohver was arrested by Russian police on spying charges, but Estonian officials called it an illegal kidnapping. AP hide caption

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Estonia 'Spy' Dispute Could Be Russia Making Anti-NATO Mischief

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A convoy of Russian trucks crosses the Ukrainian border at the Donetsk-Izvarino custom control checkpoint as Ukrainian refugees look on, Saturday. Russia says the trucks are carrying aid; Ukrainian officials say they don't know what's inside. SERGEI VENYAVSKY/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People wait for a bus in the empty streets of Donetsk on Tuesday. The city's population, which was 900,000, is now down to around 300,000. It is beginning to return to normal following a cease-fire, which was signed last week and is mostly holding. But residents are divided over the region's future. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Life In Eastern Ukraine Returns To Something Like Normalcy

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Mothers and wives of Russian paratroopers captured in Ukraine wait for information outside their base in Kostroma, Russia. Russia's military has been challenged to explain an upsurge in dead and missing soldiers from its elite units. Dmitry Serebryakov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russia Reports Troop Deaths In Ukraine, But Calls Them 'Volunteers'

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