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Russians rally to mark 'coup' anniversary

  • Russians are holding rallies in Moscow and other cities to mark one year of what they regard as a “coup” in Ukraine.

    The event is being promoted by the state media in Russia.  

    Protests in the Ukrainian capital Kiev had led to the ouster of Viktor Yanukovych, the pro-Russia president, last year.

    Meanwhile, despite the ceasefire, shelling could be heard on Saturday in the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

    The conflict in Ukraine has killed more than 5,500 people, according to conservative estimates.

     

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