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

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...more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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