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Ukrainians remove a barricade near Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, 10 April 2014. Pro-Russian protesters continued to hold seized Ukrainian administrative buildings in Donetsk and Lugansk, which were occupied by them some days ago.

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Ukrainians remove a barricade near Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine on Thursday

Maidan self-defence activists walk as an...Maidan self-defence activists walk as anti-war placards are hung in  Kiev on March 13, 2014.  Ukraine moved Thursday to mobilise a volunteer force to ward off Russia's expansionist threat. AFP PHOTO/ ANATOLII STEPANOVANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP/Getty Images

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Maidan self-defence activists walk as anti-war placards are hung in Kiev on Thursday. Ukraine has moved to mobilise a volunteer force to ward off Russia’s expansionist threat.