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A Pro-Russian separatist stands near the damaged war memorial at Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donetsk, Ukraine, August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Pro-Russian separatist stands near the damaged war memorial at Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donetsk, Ukraine, August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Pro-Russian separatist stands near the damaged war memorial at Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donetsk, Ukraine, August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Weapons are seen at Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donetsk, August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Weapons are seen at Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donetsk, August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Weapons are seen at Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donetsk, August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A helmet and ammunition are seen at Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donetsk, August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A helmet and ammunition are seen at Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donetsk, August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A helmet and ammunition are seen at Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donetsk, August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Military trucks travel through the steppe near the village of Krasnodarovka in Rostov region August 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Maria Tsvetkova

Military trucks travel through the steppe near the village of Krasnodarovka in Rostov region August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Maria Tsvetkova

Military trucks travel through the steppe near the village of Krasnodarovka in Rostov region August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Maria Tsvetkova
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