Portrait of Donetsk militants: Disgruntled soldiers, naïve idealists and reluctant revolutionaries

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May. 02, 2014 14:33
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Armed pro-Russia activists walk outside the city state building they seized in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, on April 16, 2014.
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HORLIVKA, Ukraine -- Harassed Dmitry Chas doesn’t know what day it is, or exactly how long he’s been in round-the-clock charge of the Dynamo roadblock outside Horlivka, a city of 250,000 people north of Donetsk.

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