Crisis in Ukraine
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Crisis in Ukraine

Crisis in Ukraine
A lone pedestrian passes through a once-bustling area of Donetsk on Nov. 13. Commercial buildings, government offices and thousands of homes have been destroyed in the city in seven months of fighting between separatists and Ukrainian troops. (Alexander Khudoteply / AFP/Getty Images)
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Portraits of Ukrainian soldiers who died in the fight against separatists hang in downtown Kiev. (Tatyana Zenkovich / European Pressphoto Agency)
Crisis in Ukraine
A pro-Russia militant leaves a polling booth during an election Nov. 2 in the separatist Donetsk region of Ukraine that was widely denounced as illegal. (Alexander Khudoteply / AFP/Getty Images)
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An woman uses a magnifying glass to study her ballot while voting at home in the village of Gornostaypol during Ukrainian parliamentary elections on Oct. 26. (Anatolii Stepanov / AFP/Getty Images)
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An activist from the Ukrainian Internet Party, dressed as Darth Vader from the “Star Wars” movies, shows his passport at a polling station in Kiev during parliamentary elections on Oct. 26. (Sergei Gapon / AFP/Getty Images)
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A girl walks past booths at a polling station in Kiev on Oct. 25, the eve of parliamentary elections in Ukraine.  (Vasily Maximov / AFP/Getty Images)
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Ukrainian nationalists and supporters of far-right political parties clash with riot police outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev on Oct. 14, 2014. (Anatolii Stepanov / AFP/Getty Images)
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Pro-Russia separatist fighters take a break near the international airport in Donetsk where fighting continues with Ukrainian army forces holed up inside on Oct. 9. (John Macdougall / AFP/Getty Images)
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A Ukrainian serviceman gestures as he sits on a tank barrel at a camp near the town of Debaltseve in the Donetsk region on Oct. 6. (Anatolii Boiko / AFP/Getty Images)
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Smoke rises over the Svyato-Iversky Women’s Monastery during an artillery battle near the airport in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Oct. 7. (Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated Press)
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Glass from blown-out windows litters the classroom of a school in Donetsk, Ukraine, after a shell exploded nearby. Four people were killed in the Oct. 1 blast, which took place on the first day of school in a neighborhood close to the city’s airport.  (John MacDougall / AFP/Getty Images)
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An injured man arrives at a hospital after shelling in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Oct. 1.  (John MacDougall / AFP/Getty Images)
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A pro-Russia separatist soldier checks on a burned-out bus after a shell exploded near a bus stop in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Oct. 1.  (John MacDougall / AFP/Getty Images)
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Ukrainian soldiers check a burned army truck on Sept. 7 after an overnight bombing at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the key southeastern port city of Mariupol.  (Philippe Desmazes / AFP/Getty Images)
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Ukrainian soldiers take cover in a trench during a mortar attack near Mariupol. (Sergei L. Loiko / Los Angeles Times)
Crisis in Ukraine
Ukrainian soldiers sift through the wreckage of their artillery convoy destroyed by opposition firepower. (Sergei L. Loiko / Los Angeles Times)
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Ukrainian soldiers rest in an earth and concrete bunker after an opposition artillery and missile attack. (Sergei L. Loiko / Los Angeles Times)
Crisis in Ukraine
Ukrainian soldiers relax after a daylong battle on the outskirts of Mariupol. (Sergei L. Loiko / Los Angeles Times)
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A Ukrainian soldier inspects the debris of an artillery convoy destroyed by opposition fire. (Sergei L. Loiko / Los Angeles Times)
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Ukrainian tanks in the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk.  (ROMAN PILIPEY / EPA)
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Unmarked military vehicles burn on a country road in the village of Berezove in eastern Ukraine, after a clash between pro-government troops and Russia-backed separatist militia members. (Sergei Grits / Associated Press)
Crisis in Ukraine
Pro-Russia rebels fire at the Ukrainian army during shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. (Mstyslav Chernov / Associated Press)
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A detainee held by Pro-Russia rebels lays bound near a column of destroyed Ukrainian military vehicles in the village of Novokaterynivka in eastern Ukraine. (Sergei Grits / Associated Press)
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A mother and child hide in a bomb shelter in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. The Petrovskiy district of Donetsk is currently a frontline and one of the districts that suffered the most from the artillery fights between the Ukrainian army and Pro-Pussia rebels.  (Mstislav Chernov / Associated Press)
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A woman pushes her bicycle past a non-exploded rocket in Ilovaisk, 31 miles southeast of Donetsk, Ukraine. (Francisco Leong / AFP/Getty Images)
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A Ukrainian loyalist fighter from the volunteer Azov Battalion stands guard Aug. 31 on the outskirts of Mariupol, a southeast Ukrainian city that residents fear pro-Russia separatists have in their sights. (Francisco Leong / AFP/ Getty Images)
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A Ukrainian soldier walks past a trench on the front line near Luhansk during a round of shelling on Aug. 26.  (Oleksandr Ratushniak / AFP/Getty Images)
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The child of a special Ukrainian volunteer battalion member holds her father during an oath-taking and farewell ceremony in Kiev in Aug. 26. The battalion was dispatched to take part in the conflict in the eastern part of the country. (Sergei Supinksy / AFP/Getty Images)
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Patients sit in a hospital basement after a shelling in the Ukrainian separatist stronghold of Donetsk on Aug. 24.  (Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP/Getty Images)
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko raises his fist in front of the audience during am Aug. 24 military parade in Kiev marking the 23rd anniversary of Ukraine’s independence.  (Yuriy Kirnichny / AFP/Getty Images)
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A tank with a flag of Novorossia (the union of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic) drives in central Donetsk, Ukraine, on Aug. 23. (Max Vetrov / AFP/Getty Images)
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A man holds a piece of a rocket in his destroyed house after shelling in the village of Olenivka in eastern Ukraine, on Aug. 20. (Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP/Getty Images)
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A paramedic assists an injured man after shelling in the main separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Aug. 23. (Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP/Getty Images)
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Ukrainians who made it to the safety of a refugee camp in Russia’s Rostov region. Hundreds have been fleeing the Luhansk area of eastern Ukraine each day, and dozens were reportedly killed when rocket fire hit an evacuating convoy on Aug. 18. (Yuri Kochetkov / European Pressphoto Agency)
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Pro-Russia separatists manning a checkpoint on the outskirts of Donetsk, Ukraine, on Aug. 13 are seen through the bullet-riddled windshield of a bus. (Sergei Grits / Associated Press)
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A man inspects his damaged apartment Aug. 13 during ongoing fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia separatists in Donetsk. (Sergei Ilnitsky / EPA)
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A woman walks by a burning market after shelling in the town of Yasynuvata, Ukraine, near the separatist stronghold of Donetsk, on Aug. 12  (Mstyslav Chernov / Associated Press)
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More than 100 inmates escaped a high-security facility in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on Aug. 10 after it was hit by artillery during fighting between government forces and pro-Russia separatists. (Sergei Grits / Associated Press)
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Journalists photograph the crater left by a shell that damaged a house in the eastern Ukrainian town of Shakhtarsk on Aug. 7. (Evgeniy Maloletka / Associated Press)
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Five live anti-tank mines remain on a highway outside Slovyansk, Ukraine, on July 11.  (Sergei L. Loiko / Los Angeles Times)
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Ukrainian servicemen sitting atop armored personnel carriers travel near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk on July 11. (Sergei L. Loiko / Los Angeles Times)
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Ukrainian workers repair military armored personnel carriers (APC) for the Ukrainian forces fighting with pro-Russian militants on the East of Ukraine, at the armored vehicles factory near Zhytomir, about 120 km west of Kiev, Ukraine. (Sergey Dolzhenko / European Pressphoto Agency)
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A woman waits for a car in front of a destroyed house in the village of Semyonovka, near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk. (Genya Savilov / AFP/Getty Images)
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Wounded Ukrainian paratroopers Ruslan Yarish, right, and Oleksandr Ponomaryov kiss their brides during their wedding in the central military hospital in Kiev, Ukraine. The paratroopers were wounded during fighting with pro-Russia militants. (Maxim Marusenko / EPA)
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People stand in line to collect milk in the village of Semyonovka, near Slovyansk, Ukraine. (Anastasia Vlasova / EPA)
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Retreating pro-Russia rebels have been mining the checkpoints and roadblocks being retaken by Ukrainian government forces, Kiev officials say. (Genya Savilov / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images)
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Distraught civilians in eastern Ukraine pass beneath a railroad bridge blown up July 7 over the main highway between Donetsk and Slovyansk.  (Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated Press)
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A Ukrainian flag flies over the Slovyansk city hall in eastern Ukraine on July 7 following the rout of pro-Russia militants over the weekend. (Genya Savilov / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images)
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Civilians leave the commercial center of Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, as a pro-Russia gunman heads to the scene of renewed fighting July 1 between separatist rebels and Ukrainian government forces. (Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated Press)
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A woman evacuates from a hospital in downtown Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, as fighting rages July 1 at a nearby police building. (Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated Press)
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A serviceman stands guard June 9 at the funeral of Maxim Petrukhin, an aide to Denis Pushilin, a leader of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic.” (Valentina Svistunova / European Pressphoto Agency)
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A destroyed house and car were part of the aftermath of fighting between pro-Russia militants and Ukrainian forces in Slavyansk in southeastern Ukraine, on June 8. Ukraine’s new Western-backed president, Petro Poroshenko, vowed to halt the fighting by the end of the week. (Andrey Krasnoschekos / AFP/Getty Images)
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Smoke rises from a burning furniture factory after a mortar attack from Ukrainian government troops in Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine on June 8.  (Andrei Petrov / Associated Press)
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Soldiers march during the inauguration of Ukraine’s new president, Petro Poroshenko, in Kiev on June 7. Poroshenko, Ukraine’s fifth post-Soviet president, vowed to maintain the unity of his country amid a continuing crisis with Russia.  (Sergei Supinsky / AFP / Getty Images)
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Ukraine’s new president, Petro Poroshenko, walks in front of the guard of honor during his inauguration ceremony in Kiev on June 7.  (Sergei Supinsky / AFP / Getty Images)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, right, who was in Ukraine for the inauguration of the country’s new president, meets in Kiev on June 7 with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. (Andrew Kravchenko / Associated Press)
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German President Joachim Gauck tours the barricades on Maidan Square in the center of Kiev, Ukraine, on June 7. Gauck was visiting Ukraine for the inauguration of President Petro Poroschenko.  (Jesco Denzel / German Federal Press / EPA )
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Ukraine’s new president, Petro Poroshenko, holds up the presidential mace during his June 7 inauguration ceremony in Kiev. Behind him is Parliament Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov.  (Anastasia Sirotkina / Paliamentary Press Service )
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A woman lights a candle in a church in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on June 8.  (Evgeniy Maloletka / Associated Press)
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Pro-Russia activists set down candles and flowers during a rally in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk on June 7.  (Sergey Gaponsergey / AFP / Getty Images)
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A woman is overcome with emotion as she looks at bloodstains and damage around a wrecked truck of supporters of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” on a road leading to the city’s airport on May 27. (Maxim Shipenkov / European Pressphoto Agency)
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A pro-Russian fighter takes position behind a car during clashes with Ukrainian forces near the airport in Donetsk. (Fabio Bucciarelli / AFP/ Getty Images)
Crisis in Ukraine
Pro-Russia gunmen take positions near the airport, outside Donetsk, Ukraine. (Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press)
Crisis in Ukraine
A pro-Russia gunman takes cover behind a tree during shooting near the airport outside Donetsk, Ukraine on May 26. (Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press)
Crisis in Ukraine
A pro-Russia gunman aims his rifle from a position near the airport outside Donetsk in Ukraine. (Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press)
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A pro-Russia militant wearing a shirt bearing the emblem of a former Ukrainian police special forces unit sits behind a camouflage net as he guards a checkpoint on the major highway linking the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, and Kharkiv, outside Slovyansk, Ukraine. (Alexander Zemlianichenko / Associated Press)
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Smoke rises from the airport outside Donetsk, Ukraine, on May 26. Ukraine’s military launched airstrikes against separatists who had taken over the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk, suggesting that fighting in the east is far from over. (Ivan Sekretarev / Associated Press)
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People react as a man attempts to revive person wounded as a result of fighting between pro-Russia separatists and Ukrainian troops in the eastern city of Slavyansk. (Viktor Drachev / AFP/ Getty Images)
Crisis in Ukraine
A pro-Russia militant holds a rocket launcher during combat with Ukrainian troops at the international airport for the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on May 26.  (Alexander Khudoteply / AFP/ Getty Images)
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A woman reacts after seeing the body of a man killed by shrapnel during shelling by Ukrainian government forces in Slovyansk, on May 26.  (Alexander Zemlianichenko / Associated Press)
Crisis in Ukraine
Smoke rises over the Donetsk International Airport during fighting between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia separatists on May 26.  (Roman Pilipey / European Pressphoto Agency)
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Members of the Ukrainian national guard ride atop their armored vehicle in Starobelsk in the Luhansk region on May 25. (Alexander Ermochenko / Associated Press)
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A pro-Russia separatist fighter takes position outside the Donetsk airport, the scene of an hours-long battle with Ukrainian government forces.  (Brendan Hoffman / Getty Images)
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A pro-Russia fighter, left, takes position behind a tree during clashes with Ukrainian government forces near the airport in Donetsk. (Fabio Bucciarelli / AFP/ Getty Images)
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A masked pro-Russian gunman wearing stands guard at a checkpoint near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk as residents watch. (Viktor Drachev / AFP/ Getty Images)
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A local man puts out a fire in a cafe, damaged in fighting on May 23 between pro-Russian militants and the Ukrainian army in Karlovka village near of Donetsk. (Roman Pilipey / European Pressphoto Agency)
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Local residents look at a car, destroyed during a gunfight in the village of Karlivka, 25 miles west of the city of Donetsk. (Alexander Ermochenko / Associated Press)
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Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko giving a speech during an election campaign trip to the northern Ukrainian city of Chernigiv. Ukraine’s glamorous but polarising ex-premier was released from prison during the pro-Western uprising in Kiev but is a longshot on the 2014 presidential ballot due to mistrust of the corruption-stained old guard. (Alexander Prokopenko / AFP/ Getty Images)
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A man touches pictures of those killed in downtown Kiev, where Ukrainians will choose their president in elections on 25 May. (Yuri Kochetkov / European Pressphoto Agency)
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Bodies covered with blankets lie in a field near the village of Blahodatne on May 22, as a Ukrainian soldier smokes next to his armored vehicle.  (Ivan Sekretarev / Associated Press)
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A woman is overcome with emotion after her house was damaged in fighting between pro-Russian militants and the Ukrainian army in Slaviansk on May 20. (Maxim Shipenkov / European Pressphto Agency)
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An armed pro-Russian miltiant checks passing cars near the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on May 20. (Viktor Drachev / AFP/ Getty Images)
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Pro-Russian supporters sit on a makeshift bench in front of the administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, occupied by pro-Moscow separatists. (Fabio Bucciarelli / AFP/ Getty Images)
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An elderly woman cries during a memorial service held May 18 for victims killed during a fight between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian activists in the southeastern city of Mariupol.  (Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP/ Getty Images)
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A woman shouts slogans during celebrations of what pro-Russia separatists claimed was a resounding victory in an independence referendum in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk on May 12. (Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP/ Getty Images)
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A boy walks in front of a WWII monument during a ceremony marking Victory Day in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. Ukraine’s government on May 9 protested Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to annexed Crimea where he took part in a commemoration of the Soviet victory in World War II.  (Sergei Supinsky / AFP/ Getty Images)
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A woman cries as she takes part in a procession of Wold War II veterans and their relatives during Victory Day celebrations in the Crimean port of Sevastopol. Crimea’s largely Russian-speaking residents voted in March to become part of Russia.

 (Maxv Vetrov / AFP/ Getty Images)
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A man holds flowers through a broken window during a mourning ceremony at the burned trade union building in the southern Ukranian city of Odessa On May 4. (Anatoli Stepanov / AFP/ Getty Images)
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A Pro-Russian activist sits in front of policemen guarding the burned trade union building in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa. (Anatolii Stepanov / AFP/ Getty Images)
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Pro-Russian militants lie on the ground with their hands tied after being arrested May 2 on suspicion of shooting at a Ukrainian forces helicopter near Slavyansk. (AFP/ Getty Images)
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Separatists stand block Ukrainian riot police in the courtyard of the regional administration building in Lugansk, Ukraine, on April 19. (Zurab Kurtsikidze / European Pressphoto Agency)
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Ultra-nationalist activists march towards Independence Square to commemorate the “Maidan heroes” in Kiev on April 29. (Sergei Supinsky / AFP/ Getty Images)
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Ukrainian special forces take up positions at an abandoned roadblock in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 24. Ukraine’s military launched an assault on the rebel-held town. (Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP/ Getty Images)
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A child hugs one of the 107 crosses that were set up at a symbolic graveyard in Prague, Czech Republicc, commemorating the people who died during protests at Kiev’s Independence Square. (Filip Singer / European Pressphoto Agency)
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Flowers, candles and beads are left for people of the “Maidan movement” at an improvised wall made of pavement stones at Independence Square in Kiev. (Peter Klaunzer / European Pressphoto Agency)
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Pro-Russian activists storm a police station in the eastern Ukrainian town of Horlivka on April 14. Several government buildings have fallen to mobs of Moscow loyalists in the east of the country. (Efrem Lukatsky / Associated Press)
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Pro-Russian activists escort a man, who they say is a provocateur, outside the secret service building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk on April 13. (Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP/ Getty Images)
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Ukrainian cadets at the Higher Naval School embrace during a departure ceremony on April 4. Some 120 cadets who refused to take Russian citizenship left the school in Crimean city of Sevastopol for Ukraine.  (Vasiliy Batanov / AFP/ Getty Images)
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Monuments to Kiev’s founders stand amid the flames as anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kiev’s Independence Square on Feb. 18. (Efrem Lukatsky / Associated Press)
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A demonstrator holds up a chain and a riot shield as protestors clash with police in the center of Kiev on January 22. (Sergei Supinsky / AFP/ Getty Images)
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