Ukraine

Ukrainian Soldiers rehearse before a military parade held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ukraine's independence on August 24, 2016 in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Ukrainian Soldiers rehearse before a military parade held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence in Kiev, Ukraine.

Nuns of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate take part in a procession petitioning for peace in Kiev

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Nuns of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate take part in a procession petitioning for peace marking the Christianisation of the country, which was known as Kievan Rus’, by its grand prince, Vladimir I (Vladimir the Great) in 988AD, in Kiev, Ukraine.

People pay tribute near the open casket of Belarus-born journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed in a car bomb in central Kiev on July 20,

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People pay tribute near the open casket of Belarus-born journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed in a car bomb in central Kiev on July 20

Canadian national flag covers a soldier from Ukraine's honour guards during a welcoming ceremony for Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Kiev, Ukraine, July 11, 2016

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Canadian national flag covers a soldier from Ukraine’s honour guards during a welcoming ceremony for Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Kiev, Ukraine

Volunteers of the Azov Civil Corps light flares during rally at the Ukrainian Parliament, Friday, May 20, 2016, against holding local elections in the occupied eastern territories of Ukraine. As part of an internationally brokered peace agreement, Ukraine must hold local elections in two eastern regions controlled by Russian-backed rebels, but there are major concerns about ensuring the vote takes place in a secure and safe atmosphere. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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Volunteers of the Azov Civil Corps light flares during rally at the Ukrainian Parliament against holding local elections in the occupied eastern territories of Ukraine. As part of an internationally brokered peace agreement, Ukraine must hold local elections in two eastern regions controlled by Russian-backed rebels, but there are major concerns about ensuring the vote takes place in a secure and safe atmosphere

Kiev's subway staff waits for female passengers in order to offer them flowers ahead of International Women's Day in Kiev, Ukraine

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Kiev’s subway staff waits for female passengers in order to offer them flowers ahead of International Women’s Day in Kiev, Ukraine

Members of the Ukrainian volunteer batta...Members of the Ukrainian volunteer battalion Azov hold flares during a protest outside the Ukrainian Security Services (SBU) prison in Kiev on March 1, 2016. The protesters are demanding the release of Stanislav Krasnov, head of the nationalist organisation "Azov-Crimea", who is accused of spying for Russia. / AFP / ANATOLII STEPANOVANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP/Getty Images

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Members of the Ukrainian volunteer battalion Azov hold flares during a protest outside the Ukrainian Security Services (SBU) prison in Kiev. The protesters are demanding the release of Stanislav Krasnov, head of the nationalist organisation “Azov-Crimea”, who is accused of spying for Russia 

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