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Rebels brace for more violence in Mariupol

Friday, May 09, 2014 - 01:08

May 10 - As residents mourn those killed in Mariupol, pro-Russian rebels are bracing for more violence. Nathan Frandino reports.

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A makeshift memorial is growing in Mariupol. On the steps of the police headquarters, flowers for the dead. Residents are paying tribute to those killed in fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels on Friday. After the shootout killed anywhere from seven to 20 people, residents are hoping for peace. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) EUGENIA, MARIUPOL RESIDENT, SAYING: "To be honest, we can expect anything now. Of course we would like it to end in a peaceful way. It's scary to see all this." There was no sign of Ukrainian forces Saturday. Just an armored personnel carrier left abandoned. It now flies the flag of the Donetsk Republic. Elsewhere in the city, rebels are bracing for more violence. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) VLADIMIR, PRO-RUSSIAN ACTIVIST, SAYING: "We received information about the Right Sector being deployed at Mariupol airport. We are expecting them to come in two white vans." So far the number of Mariupol's dead could not be independently confirmed.

Rebels brace for more violence in Mariupol

Friday, May 09, 2014 - 01:08

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