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Ukraine rebels ignore Putin call to delay self-rule vote

Pro-Russian separatist leaders hold a news conference inside a regional government building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine May 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Pro-Russian separatist leaders hold a news conference inside a regional government building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine May 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Pro-Russian separatist leaders hold a news conference inside a regional government building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine May 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Pro-Russian separatist leader Denis Pushilin (C) talks during a media conference inside a regional government building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine May 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Pro-Russian separatist leader Denis Pushilin (C) talks during a media conference inside a regional government building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine May 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Pro-Russian separatist leader Denis Pushilin (C) talks during a media conference inside a regional government building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine May 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Pro-Russian separatist leader Denis Pushilin (C) talks during a news conference inside a regional government building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine May 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Pro-Russian separatist leader Denis Pushilin (C) talks during a news conference inside a regional government building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine May 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Pro-Russian separatist leader Denis Pushilin (C) talks during a news conference inside a regional government building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine May 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Roman Lyagin, leader of the separatist republic's election commission, sits on boxes of ballots at the commission headquarters in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine May 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Roman Lyagin, leader of the separatist republic's election commission, sits on boxes of ballots at the commission headquarters in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine May 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Roman Lyagin, leader of the separatist republic's election commission, sits on boxes of ballots at the commission headquarters in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine May 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Pro-Russian armed separatists guard a street near an administrative building in Donetsk May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

Pro-Russian armed separatists guard a street near an administrative building in Donetsk May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

Pro-Russian armed separatists guard a street near an administrative building in Donetsk May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin
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A man talks to Ukrainian soldiers sitting on an armoured personnel carrier at a checkpoint in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A man talks to Ukrainian soldiers sitting on an armoured personnel carrier at a checkpoint in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A man talks to Ukrainian soldiers sitting on an armoured personnel carrier at a checkpoint in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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A man talks to Ukrainian soldiers sitting on an armoured personnel carrier at a checkpoint in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A man talks to Ukrainian soldiers sitting on an armoured personnel carrier at a checkpoint in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A man talks to Ukrainian soldiers sitting on an armoured personnel carrier at a checkpoint in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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A man rides a bike past a Ukrainian armoured personnel carrier at a checkpoint in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A man rides a bike past a Ukrainian armoured personnel carrier at a checkpoint in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A man rides a bike past a Ukrainian armoured personnel carrier at a checkpoint in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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A pro-Russian armed separatist stands guard on a street in Donetsk May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

A pro-Russian armed separatist stands guard on a street in Donetsk May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

A pro-Russian armed separatist stands guard on a street in Donetsk May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin
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Pro-Russian armed separatists check a journalist at gunpoint in Donetsk May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

Pro-Russian armed separatists check a journalist at gunpoint in Donetsk May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

Pro-Russian armed separatists check a journalist at gunpoint in Donetsk May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin
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A woman lays flowers at a memorial to the role of the city of Odessa in World War Two near the walls of Moscow's Kremlin May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Artur Bainozarov

A woman lays flowers at a memorial to the role of the city of Odessa in World War Two near the walls of Moscow's Kremlin May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Artur Bainozarov

A woman lays flowers at a memorial to the role of the city of Odessa in World War Two near the walls of Moscow's Kremlin May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Artur Bainozarov
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Pro-Russian armed separatists guard a street near an administrative building in Donetsk May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

Pro-Russian armed separatists guard a street near an administrative building in Donetsk May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

Pro-Russian armed separatists guard a street near an administrative building in Donetsk May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin
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Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk (L) shakes hands with Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague during their meeting in Kiev May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kravchenko/Pool

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk (L) shakes hands with Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague during their meeting in Kiev May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kravchenko/Pool

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk (L) shakes hands with Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague during their meeting in Kiev May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kravchenko/Pool
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Pro-Russian armed separatists guard a street near an administrative building in Donetsk May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

Pro-Russian armed separatists guard a street near an administrative building in Donetsk May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

Pro-Russian armed separatists guard a street near an administrative building in Donetsk May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin
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NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander of the U.S. European Command General Philip Breedlove (R) and Canada's Chief of Defence Staff General Tom Lawson are framed through a chair during a news conference at the National Defence headquarters in Ottawa May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander of the U.S. European Command General Philip Breedlove (R) and Canada's Chief of Defence Staff General Tom Lawson are framed through a chair during a news conference at the National Defence...more

NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander of the U.S. European Command General Philip Breedlove (R) and Canada's Chief of Defence Staff General Tom Lawson are framed through a chair during a news conference at the National Defence headquarters in Ottawa May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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Mourners grieve at the coffin of Andriy Biryukov, a pro-Ukrainian activist killed in clashes on Friday, at his funeral in Odessa May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Mourners grieve at the coffin of Andriy Biryukov, a pro-Ukrainian activist killed in clashes on Friday, at his funeral in Odessa May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Mourners grieve at the coffin of Andriy Biryukov, a pro-Ukrainian activist killed in clashes on Friday, at his funeral in Odessa May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A tram passes a portrait of Andriy Biryukov, a pro-Ukrainian activist killed in clashes on Friday, at his funeral in Odessa May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A tram passes a portrait of Andriy Biryukov, a pro-Ukrainian activist killed in clashes on Friday, at his funeral in Odessa May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A tram passes a portrait of Andriy Biryukov, a pro-Ukrainian activist killed in clashes on Friday, at his funeral in Odessa May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Pro-Russian armed men guard a checkpoint on a railroad track near the town of Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Pro-Russian armed men guard a checkpoint on a railroad track near the town of Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Pro-Russian armed men guard a checkpoint on a railroad track near the town of Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Russians and Ukrainians living in Greece hold Ukrainian and Russian national flags during a protest outside the European Union office in Athens May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Russians and Ukrainians living in Greece hold Ukrainian and Russian national flags during a protest outside the European Union office in Athens May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Russians and Ukrainians living in Greece hold Ukrainian and Russian national flags during a protest outside the European Union office in Athens May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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