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Ukraine announced the completion of an initial phase of military pullback in east Ukraine Saturday as isolated clashes rattled a shaky truce with pro-Russian rebels and observers warned the country was at a "crossroads". Ukraine said Saturday that isolated clashes were rattling a shaky truce with pro-Russian rebels after international monitors warned that the conflict in the country stands at a "crossroads". Kiev military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said that fighting had halted along most of the frontline but rebels were attacking government positions around Donetsk airport, one of the most fiercely contested locations in the conflict. No soldiers were reported killed over the past 24 hours, after Kiev said Friday that three servicemen had died after several days without a fatality.