September 18, 2014 admin

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DONESTK, UKRAINE – AUGUST 06: A figther from the Kiev territorial batallion, a pro-Ukrainian paramilitary volunteer battallion, stand guard at a checkpoint on August 06, 2014 in the village of Debalsebe, near the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk. Pro-Russian separatists in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions declared independence from Kiev and proclaimed their own people’s republics after Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in March. More than 2,000 civilians and combatants have been killed since mid-April, when Ukraine’s government sent troops to put down the rebel uprising. Ukraine accuses Russia of arming the rebels and sending Russian soldiers into eastern Ukraine – a claim denied by the Kremlin. (Photo by Alvaro Ybarra Zavala/Reportage by Getty Images)