Ukraine

Honor guards attend a ceremony in Kiev...Honor guards attend a ceremony to commemorate several hundred students who died during a battle on January 29, 1918 while defending the Ukrainian capital from the Bolsheviks, in Kiev, Ukraine January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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Honor guards attend a ceremony to commemorate several hundred students who died during a battle on January 29, 1918 while defending the Ukrainian capital from the Bolsheviks, in Kiev, Ukraine 

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk annual statement in Ukrainian Parliament.

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An unidentified Ukrainian lawmaker (2-R) pulls off Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (R) from the podium in parliament during a session in Kiev, Ukraine, on Friday.

Ukrainian police detain an activist of t...Ukrainian police detain an activist of the feminist movement Femen as she shouts slogans during a demonstration calling for gay rights outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev on November 12, 2015. Ukraine's parliament are due to hold a vote to adopt a ban on anti-gay discrimination in the workplace -- a law needed to secure visa-free travel to most EU nations. AFP PHOTO / SERGEI SUPINSKYSERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images

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Ukrainian police detain an activist of the feminist movement Femen as she shouts slogans during a demonstration calling for gay rights outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev 

Ukrainians mark 71th anniversary of the liberation of Ukraine during WWII...epaselect epa05000276 Children play next to the bronze monument at the World War II museum complex in Kiev, Ukraine, 28 October 2015. Ukrainians mark 71th anniversary of the liberation of Ukraine from the Nazi occupation during WWII.  EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY

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Children play next to the bronze monument at the World War II museum complex in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukrainians mark 71th anniversary of the liberation of Ukraine from the Nazi occupation during WWII 

A Ukrainian serviceman visits an abandoned church in the Pisky village near Donetsk

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A Ukrainian serviceman visits an abandoned church in the Pisky village near Donetsk

Activists of the of nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party hold a poster and their flags during a  rally in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday Oct. 14, 2015. Ukraine is marking the 'Defender of the Fatherland Day'.

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Activists of the of nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party hold a poster and their flags during a rally in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday. Ukraine is marking the ‘Defender of the Fatherland Day’

 A sniper of the Ukrainian National Guard takes up a position during a training session on the shooting range in the village of Stare, some 80 km from Kiev, Ukraine, 02 October 2015. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Paris for talks with French President Francois Hollande before a four-way summit this afternoon with the leaders of Ukraine and Germany.

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A sniper of the Ukrainian National Guard takes up a position during a training session on the shooting range in the village of Stare, some 80 km from Kiev, Ukraine on Friday

A Hasidic pilgrim prays near the burial site of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov on Monday in Uman, Ukraine. Every year, tens of thousands of Hasidim gather for Rosh Hashanah in the city to pray at the holy site

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A Hasidic pilgrim prays near the burial site of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov on Monday in Uman, Ukraine. Every year, tens of thousands of Hasidim gather for Rosh Hashanah in the city to pray at the holy site

A discharged Ukrainian serviceman kisses his girlfriend on a platform of Kiev railway station as he arrived in the capital after one year fighting at the eastern-Ukrainian conflict zone 09 September 2015. Close to 8,000 civilians, Ukrainian soldiers and pro-Russian separatists have been killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine since April last year, the UN human rights office said 8 September. The UN said the figures of at least 7,962 people killed and 17,811 wounded were conservative estimates, and the actual numbers could be far higher

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A discharged Ukrainian serviceman kisses his girlfriend on a platform of Kiev railway station as he arrived in the capital after one year fighting at the eastern-Ukrainian conflict zone on Wednesday

A boy stands by a wall sprayed with a graffiti depicting Russia's President Vladimir Putin in the Crimean city of Simferopol on Tuesday.

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A boy stands by a wall sprayed with a graffiti depicting Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in the Crimean city of Simferopol on Tuesday.

Servicemen of the Kiev-1,Ukrainian volunteers battalion, take part in training exercises in Kiev on August 28, 2015. Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels on August 27, 2015 reported the death of eight people in fresh clashes that endanger nascent talks on a new truce agreement for the war-torn separatist east. Government spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk said seven Ukrainian servicemen had been killed and 13 injured in fighting that centred mostly around the pro-Russian republic of Donetsk

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Servicemen of the Kiev-1,Ukrainian volunteers battalion, take part in training exercises in Kiev on Friday

A Ukrainian armed forces military unit marches at Kiev's Independence Square, Ukraine, 24 August 2015, during a march on the occasion of Independence Day. Ukrainians marked the 24th anniversary of Ukraine's independence from the Soviet Union in 1991

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A Ukrainian armed forces military unit marches at Kiev’s Independence Square, Ukraine, on Monday, during a march on the occasion of Independence Day

A recruit of the far-right volunteer battalion Azov takes part in a competition in Kiev on Friday prior to leaving to the battle region in east Ukraine

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A recruit of the far-right volunteer battalion Azov takes part in a competition in Kiev on Friday prior to leaving to the battle region in east Ukraine

Ukrainian servicemen with their faces darkened with camouflage paint take part in military exercises on the army’s training ranges near Ghytomyr, some 150 km west of Kiev.

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Ukrainian servicemen, their faces darkened with camouflage paint, take part in military exercises on the army’s training ranges near Ghytomyr, some 150 km west of Kiev.

Ukrainians stand near the Friendship of Nations monument in downtown Kiev

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A Ukrainian mother and child stand atop the Friendship of Nations monument in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Monday

Russian navy battle ships station in the bay during a rehearsal of the Russian Navy Day parade in Sevastopol, Crimea, Friday, July 24, 2015. The Russian Navy Day is celebrated the last Sunday of July.

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Russian navy battle ships station in the bay during a rehearsal of the Russian Navy Day parade in Sevastopol, Crimea on Friday

Ukrainian soldiers demonstrate their skills, prior to being sent the country's east to fight against pro-Russian separatists, in a military base in the village of Novi Petrivtsi near Kiev Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

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Ukrainian soldiers demonstrate their skills, prior to being sent the country’s east to fight against pro-Russian separatists, in a military base in the village of Novi Petrivtsi near Kiev on Wednesday

Members of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic forces sit on an armored vehicle on the roadside near the site of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plane crash outside the village of Hrabove in Donetsk region, Ukraine, July 17, 2015. The rebel-held east Ukrainian village where a Malaysian airliner was shot down honored the 298 victims at a simple ceremony on Friday as calls grew for an international tribunal to prosecute those who brought it down. After a church service in the village of Hrabove, residents joined a procession across an open field to a gravestone placed near the charred area where twisted metal and body parts came crashing down on July 17 last year.

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Members of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic forces sit on an armored vehicle on the roadside near the site of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plane crash outside the village of Hrabove in Donetsk region, Ukraine on Friday

Workers are seen at a coke plant in the town of Avdiyivka near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Situated close to the 'contact line' between Ukrainian government forces and well-armed rebels, the Avdiyivka Coking Plant outside the rebel-held regional capital, Donetsk, has been hit by about 230 rocket and artillery attacks since hostilities erupted over a year ago. The Avdiyivka plant, owned by industrial tycoon Rinat Akhmetov's Metinvest group, is one of Europe's biggest coking plants and provides the fuel for the steelmaking industry, itself a vital branch of Ukraine's economy

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Workers are seen at a coke plant in the town of Avdiyivka near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Situated close to the ‘contact line’ between Ukrainian government forces and well-armed rebels, the plant has been hit multiple times by rockets from both sides

A Ukrainian serviceman investigates a crater left by a Grad rocket in the village of Toshkivka, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, Monday, June 15, 2015

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A Ukrainian serviceman investigates a crater left by a Grad rocket in the village of Toshkivka, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, on Monday