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A pro-Russian armed man stands guard at a barricade near the state security service building in Slaviansk, April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A pro-Russian armed man stands guard at a barricade near the state security service building in Slaviansk, April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A pro-Russian armed man stands guard at a barricade near the state security service building in Slaviansk, April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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The self-styled mayor of Luhansk region Valery Bolotov speaks during a rally in front of the seized office of the SBU state security service in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

The self-styled mayor of Luhansk region Valery Bolotov speaks during a rally in front of the seized office of the SBU state security service in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

The self-styled mayor of Luhansk region Valery Bolotov speaks during a rally in front of the seized office of the SBU state security service in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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People take photos with pro-Russian protesters in front of the seized office of the SBU state security service in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People take photos with pro-Russian protesters in front of the seized office of the SBU state security service in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People take photos with pro-Russian protesters in front of the seized office of the SBU state security service in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A view shows a section of the North Crimean Canal outside the settlement of Tabachnoye near Dzhankoi in Crimea, April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

A view shows a section of the North Crimean Canal outside the settlement of Tabachnoye near Dzhankoi in Crimea, April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

A view shows a section of the North Crimean Canal outside the settlement of Tabachnoye near Dzhankoi in Crimea, April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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A pro-Russian armed man smokes as he guards near the mayor's office in Slaviansk April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A pro-Russian armed man smokes as he guards near the mayor's office in Slaviansk April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A pro-Russian armed man smokes as he guards near the mayor's office in Slaviansk April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Ukrainian tycoon and presidential election candidate Petro Poroshenko delivers a speech during "Ukraine-Russia: the Dialogue" congress in Kiev April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Ukrainian tycoon and presidential election candidate Petro Poroshenko delivers a speech during "Ukraine-Russia: the Dialogue" congress in Kiev April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Ukrainian tycoon and presidential election candidate Petro Poroshenko delivers a speech during "Ukraine-Russia: the Dialogue" congress in Kiev April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
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Russian military helicopters are seen in a field outside the village of Severny in Belgorod region near the Russian-Ukrainian border, April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Khakhalev

Russian military helicopters are seen in a field outside the village of Severny in Belgorod region near the Russian-Ukrainian border, April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Khakhalev

Russian military helicopters are seen in a field outside the village of Severny in Belgorod region near the Russian-Ukrainian border, April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Khakhalev
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Ukrainian soldiers stand guard near the Kramatorsk airport in eastern Ukraine April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Ukrainian soldiers stand guard near the Kramatorsk airport in eastern Ukraine April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Ukrainian soldiers stand guard near the Kramatorsk airport in eastern Ukraine April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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A newly married couple stands near a barricade outside a regional government building in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A newly married couple stands near a barricade outside a regional government building in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A newly married couple stands near a barricade outside a regional government building in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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A Ukrainian military helicopter flies near the village of Malinivka, east of Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A Ukrainian military helicopter flies near the village of Malinivka, east of Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A Ukrainian military helicopter flies near the village of Malinivka, east of Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Pro-Russian armed men walk down a street in central Slaviansk April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Pro-Russian armed men walk down a street in central Slaviansk April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Pro-Russian armed men walk down a street in central Slaviansk April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A pro-Russian armed man stands guard at the police headquarters in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A pro-Russian armed man stands guard at the police headquarters in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A pro-Russian armed man stands guard at the police headquarters in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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