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Ukraine prepares armed response as city seized by pro-Russia forces

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An armed man speaks on his mobile phone at an improvised checkpoint in Slaviansk, April 12, 2014. Pro-Russian separatists armed with automatic weapons set up checkpoints on roads into the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk on Saturday, Reuters witnesses said. REUTERS/Maks Levin

An armed man speaks on his mobile phone at an improvised checkpoint in Slaviansk, April 12, 2014. Pro-Russian separatists armed with automatic weapons set up checkpoints on roads into the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk on Saturday, Reuters witnesses said. REUTERS/Maks Levin
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An armed man inspects a car at an improvised checkpoint in Slaviansk, April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Maks Levin

An armed man inspects a car at an improvised checkpoint in Slaviansk, April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Maks Levin
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Members of the disbanded Ukrainian riot police unit Berkut arrive to support pro-Russian protesters in Donetsk April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of the disbanded Ukrainian riot police unit Berkut arrive to support pro-Russian protesters in Donetsk April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Pro-Russian supporters cheer during a rally in front of the seized office of the SBU state security service in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Pro-Russian supporters cheer during a rally in front of the seized office of the SBU state security service in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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An armed man gestures in front of the police headquarters in Slaviansk, April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An armed man gestures in front of the police headquarters in Slaviansk, April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Pro-Russian protestors wave the Russian flag in front of the police headquarters in Slaviansk, April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Pro-Russian protestors wave the Russian flag in front of the police headquarters in Slaviansk, April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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An armed man gestures from a barricade in front of the police headquarters in Slaviansk, April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An armed man gestures from a barricade in front of the police headquarters in Slaviansk, April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Armed men stand in front of police headquarters in Slaviansk, April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Armed men stand in front of police headquarters in Slaviansk, April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Masked men empty bottles of vodka to use them for petrol bombs in front of police headquarters in Slaviansk, April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Masked men empty bottles of vodka to use them for petrol bombs in front of police headquarters in Slaviansk, April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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