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Friday, April 18, 2014

Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

Flags wave in front of the Security service building in Lugansk, Ukraine, occupied by pro-Russian activists who are demanding broader autonomy from Kiev and closer ties to Russia. Pro-Russian activists continued occupying government, police and other administrative buildings in eastern Ukrainian cities, in defiance of an ultimatum by the Ukrainian government to lay down their weapons.