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In this photo taken on Monday, April  14, 2014, Ukrainian soldiers sit on top of military vehicles with Ukrainian national flags in a field about 70 kilometers (44 miles) from the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk, where the Ukrainian regional administration building was seized by pro-Russian activists. A deadline set by the Ukrainian government for pro-Russian gunmen to leave government buildings in eastern Ukraine and surrender weapons passed without incident early Monday, with no immediate sign of any action to liberate any seized buildings.(AP Photo/Russian Reporter magazine, Maxim Dondyuk) MAGAZINES OUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Photo by: Maxim Dondyuk
In this photo taken on Monday, April 14, 2014, Ukrainian soldiers sit on top of military vehicles with Ukrainian national flags in a field about 70 kilometers (44 miles) from the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk, where the Ukrainian regional administration building was seized by pro-Russian activists. A deadline set by the Ukrainian government for pro-Russian gunmen to leave government buildings in eastern Ukraine and surrender weapons passed without incident early Monday, with no immediate sign of any action to liberate any seized buildings.(AP Photo/Russian Reporter magazine, Maxim Dondyuk) MAGAZINES OUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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