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Severodonetsk residents recall occupiers’ brutality

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Jul. 25, 2014 00:38
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Residents of Severodonetsk, an industrial city of 110,000 people in Luhansk Oblast, are mostly happy that the Ukrainian army on July 22 ousted Kremlin-backed separatists who controlled the city since May.
Photo by Anastasia Vlasova

SEVERODONETSK, Ukraine – When three Russian-backed separatists with Kalashnikovs turned up at Yuliy Krasiuk’s shop last month, he told them he didn’t want their protection. “There’s no-one I need protecting from except for you guys,” he recalls telling them.
He was right.

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