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Separatists vote for leader in breakaway eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists will vote to set up a breakaway regional leadership in the eastern Ukraine region of Donetsk and Luhansk aiming to take their war-torn region closer to Russia and defying Kiev and the West as the big guns still boom across the territory.

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Protesters rally in Kiev against eastern separatists

Angry protesters staged a demonstration outside Kiev's parliament on Monday evening to demand the resignation of the Ukrainian interior minister and the head of the state security service.

The protesters believe that officials failed to follow through with their announced "anti-terrorist" operation against armed pro-Russian separatists stationed in the country's eastern province.

One protester shouted "Glory to Ukraine, glory to the nation, death to the enemies."

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