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Pro-Kremlin lawmaker Tsariov backs separatists, goes looking for support in Luhansk

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April 12, 2014, 7:43 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Oksana Grytsenko

Pro-Kremlin Ukrainian lawmaker Oleg Tsariov went to Luhansk on April 12 to campaign for president and stir up separatist sentiment for joining the Russian Federation.
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LUHANSK, Ukraine -- After several unpleasant incidents in Mykolayiv and Odessa, Oleg Tsariov, a member of parliament with the former ruling Party of Regions and a candidate in the May 25 presidential election, found a friendlier greeting in the far eastern provincial capital of Luhansk.

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