10,000 turn out to mark east Ukraine rebellion anniversary

A woman carries a flag and fork as she walks with her children in the center of eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on April 9, 2016 for the second anniversary of the proclamation of the so called People's Republic of DonetskAround 10,000 people paraded through the centre of Donetsk, the rebel “capital” in eastern Ukraine, to mark the second anniversary of the proclamation of the “Donetsk People’s Republic”. Ties between Moscow and Kiev are in tatters over Crimea’s annexation and Russia’s support for the insurgency in eastern Ukraine. One of those who turned out for Saturday’s celebration in Donetsk, a 22-year-old named Vladislav, said the event signified “that the people have chosen their path.

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