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Kremlin-backed separatists humiliate Ukrainian army in Donetsk parade (VIDEO)

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Aug. 24, 2014, 7:08 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Helen Mukhina

Hundreds of people gather in the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk to watch captured Ukrainian soldiers march on the main street on Aug. 24.
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Helen Mukhina

Helen Mukhina is a native of Kyiv and a part-time Kyiv Post staff member. She graduated from Kyiv National Linguistic University in 2010 and knows Ukrainian, Russian and English. She worked as a guide for American army soldiers who studied the Russian language in Kyiv and has three years of experience in journalism.

On Aug. 24, when most of Ukraine was celebrating its independence from the Soviet Union, pro-Russian separatists of Donetsk People's Republic forced imprisoned Ukrainian servicemen to parade on the main street of Donetsk in front of hundreds of local supporters.

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