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Russia urges immediate end to Kiev security operation in east

Armed pro-Russian militants board a truck in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on May 6, 2014, a day after heavy fighting between pro-Russian militants and Ukranian troops killed at least 34 people near the eastern Ukranian city of Slavyansk. AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER KHUDOTEPLY

MOSCOW: The Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday called on Kiev to immediately stop "the use of force against its own people".

"The illegitimate authorities in Kiev go on crudely trampling on widely-recognised rights, with the connivance of their Western patrons," the ministry also said in a statement.

 

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