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Al Jazeera America: Separatists remain resolute in Ukraine after elections and bombardments

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May 28, 2014, 10:15 a.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Al Jazeera America

Ukraine’s new president-elect, Petro Poroshenko, has pledged to end the slide toward civil war.
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HORLIVKA, Ukraine - The funeral procession last weekend for Aleksandr Politov snaked through the wooded lanes of an overgrown cemetery to the plot where the men of the Novorossiya Army buried their comrade. Soldiers fired three salutes from rifles, but few in the civilian crowd of hundreds flinched. They have become used to the sound of gunshots.

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