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Moscow residents rally in support of victims of Ukraine war

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 01:05

Thousands of Muscovites rally for the victims of the war in neighboring Ukraine, as video purports to show more fighting inside the airport in Donetsk. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Thousands of Muscovites rally for victims of the war in neighboring Ukraine. They're mostly pro-government activists and members of Russia's ruling political party. They're angry over the what they say are the "crimes" perpetrated on eastern Ukrainians by the central government in Kiev. ...in a war of secession with pro-Russian separatists that's claimed more than 3,000 lives. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN MOTHERS MEMBER MARIANNA SHETSOVA, SAYING: "We demand that those responsible for these crimes are found. And demand just punishment. They have to listen to us. Evil has to be punished." On Saturday, Ukrainian TV aired video of the Donetsk airport following clashes there. Government troops are apparently under siege, shooting machine guns from inside a terminal. Reuters can't independently verify when this video was shot. The fighting comes as an uneasy ceasefire is largely holding in eastern Ukraine, despite sporadic incursions.

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Moscow residents rally in support of victims of Ukraine war

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 01:05