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Members of the "Donbass" self-defence battalion attend a ceremony to swear the oath to be officially included into the reserve battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine near Kiev June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Members of the "Donbass" self-defence battalion attend a ceremony to swear the oath to be officially included into the reserve battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine near Kiev June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Members of the "Donbass" self-defence battalion attend a ceremony to swear the oath to be officially included into the reserve battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine near Kiev June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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A member of the "Donbass" self-defence battalion swears the oath to be officially included into the reserve battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine near Kiev June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

A member of the "Donbass" self-defence battalion swears the oath to be officially included into the reserve battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine near Kiev June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

A member of the "Donbass" self-defence battalion swears the oath to be officially included into the reserve battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine near Kiev June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Members of the "Donbass" self-defence battalion attend a ceremony to swear the oath to be officially included into the reserve battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine near Kiev June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Members of the "Donbass" self-defence battalion attend a ceremony to swear the oath to be officially included into the reserve battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine near Kiev June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Members of the "Donbass" self-defence battalion attend a ceremony to swear the oath to be officially included into the reserve battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine near Kiev June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Members of the "Donbass" self-defence battalion attend a ceremony to swear the oath to be officially included into the reserve battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine, near Kiev, June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Members of the "Donbass" self-defence battalion attend a ceremony to swear the oath to be officially included into the reserve battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine, near Kiev, June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Members of the "Donbass" self-defence battalion attend a ceremony to swear the oath to be officially included into the reserve battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine, near Kiev, June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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An armed pro-Russian separatist sits on the ground near his belongings in Seversk (Siversk), Donetsk region June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

An armed pro-Russian separatist sits on the ground near his belongings in Seversk (Siversk), Donetsk region June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

An armed pro-Russian separatist sits on the ground near his belongings in Seversk (Siversk), Donetsk region June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Armed pro-Russian separatists gather in Seversk (Siversk), Donetsk region June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Armed pro-Russian separatists gather in Seversk (Siversk), Donetsk region June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Armed pro-Russian separatists gather in Seversk (Siversk), Donetsk region June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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An injured pro-Russian separatist is transported on a stretcher in Seversk (Siversk), Donetsk region June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

An injured pro-Russian separatist is transported on a stretcher in Seversk (Siversk), Donetsk region June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

An injured pro-Russian separatist is transported on a stretcher in Seversk (Siversk), Donetsk region June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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A pro-Russian separatist shows an anti-tank rifle in Seversk (Siversk), Donetsk region June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

A pro-Russian separatist shows an anti-tank rifle in Seversk (Siversk), Donetsk region June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

A pro-Russian separatist shows an anti-tank rifle in Seversk (Siversk), Donetsk region June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Interior Ministry security force members surround Orthodox believers and clergymen during a pro-Ukrainian anti-separatist rally near the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery in Kiev June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Interior Ministry security force members surround Orthodox believers and clergymen during a pro-Ukrainian anti-separatist rally near the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery in Kiev June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Interior Ministry security force members surround Orthodox believers and clergymen during a pro-Ukrainian anti-separatist rally near the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery in Kiev June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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