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Russia, Ukraine Trade Blame for Deadly Attack on POW Prison

Smoke rises from thegiant Azovstal steel mill in Mariupol in May.

Smoke rises from thegiant Azovstal steel mill in Mariupol in May.

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Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) -- Russia and Ukraine accused each other Friday of shelling a prison in a separatist region of eastern Ukraine, an attack that reportedly killed dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war captured after the fall of Mariupol, the city where troops famously held out against a monthslong Russian siege.

Both sides said the assault was premeditated with the aim of covering up atrocities.