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LIGNET: Russia Applies Crimean Takeover Model in Eastern Ukraine

Image: LIGNET: Russia Applies Crimean Takeover Model in Eastern Ukraine Pro-Russian activists who seized the main administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk fly a flag of the so-called Donetsk Republic along with the Russian flag on April 7, 2014. (Alexander Khudoteply/AFP/Getty Images)

Friday, 11 Apr 2014 01:56 PM

Eastern Ukraine is quickly turning into a flashpoint in the struggle between Moscow and Kiev over territories bordering Russia with ethnic Russian populations. Similar to Crimea, ostensibly local pro-Russian separatists have taken over buildings and called for independence votes. However, Ukraine's early response has been quite different this time.

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