Simferopol

A litttle boy sits in a baby's bath at a temporary facility for refugees form Eastern Ukraine, 20 km outside from the Crimean capital Simferopol, on July 17, 2014. Kiev and the West blame Moscow for fuelling the fighting but those leaving the rebels' self-proclaimed republics say that joining the thousands of others who have already headed across the border into Russia is their only hope.

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A litttle boy sits in a baby’s bath at a temporary facility for refugees form Eastern Ukraine, 20 km outside from the Crimean capital Simferopol, on Thursday

A Cossack guard stands in front of Crimea's regional parliament building in Simferopol on March 12, 2014. Pro-Moscow lawmakers in Crimea voted for independence from Ukraine on March 11 in a precursor to a referendum this weekend for the region to become part of Russia..  AFP PHOTO/ Filippo MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images

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A Cossack guard stands in front of Crimea’s regional parliament building in Simferopol

**BESTPIX**  Tensions Grow In Crimea As Diplomatic Talks Continue...SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE - MARCH 07:  Cossacks stand guard at the entrance to the Crimean Parliament building on March 7, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Russian Cossacks, some heavily armed, have taken up guard duties at road checkpoints, border crossings and other key facilities that were previously guarded by local, pro-Russian militants across Crimea in recent days. The Crimean Parliament voted yesterday to hold a referendum on March 16 to determine whether Crimea shall secede from Ukraine and join Russia.

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Cossacks stand guard at the entrance to the Crimean parliament building on Friday in Simferopol, Ukraine. Russian Cossacks, some heavily armed, have taken up guard duties at road checkpoints, border crossings and other key facilities that were previously guarded by local, pro-Russian militants across Crimea in recent days. The Crimean parliament voted yesterday to hold a referendum on March 16 to determine whether Crimea shall secede from Ukraine and join Russia. Read more