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Ukraine government edging closer to martial law declaration in restive east

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Jun. 05, 2014 23:17
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Ukrainian soldiers taking part in the government's anti-terrorist operation near the insurgent stronghold of Sloviansk stand guard near one of their armored personnel carriers.
Photo by Anastasia Vlasova

The Ukrainian government appears to be moving swiftly to impose martial law in its restive eastern regions after heavily armed separatists seized control of two bases and a border crossing in Luhansk Oblast that could be used to funnel fresh fighters and weapons from Russia into Ukraine.

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