Russia's Putin signs decree on humanitarian support to eastern Ukraine - reports

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on humanitarian support to the population of the rebel-controlled regions of eastern Ukraine, Russian news agencies reported on Monday.

TASS news agency said Putin has ordered the government to lift curbs on exports and imports of goods between Russia and parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, controlled by the separatists.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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