A Pro-Russian rebel holds a hand grenade at a checkpoint near the airport in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, September 10, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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"Why isn't England bombing the Scottish separatists," demands one supporter of the pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine in a Twitter post under a picture of the Scottish flag.Insurgents and their supporters have taken to social media to mock the possible break-up of Britain in next week's referendum on Scottish independence -- and press their fight for their own state in eastern Ukraine.Litvinov, the rebel parliament speaker, compared his cause to other independence movements in Scotland, Catalonia and the Basque country and said the Ukraine uprising should be dealt with peacefully.And Crimea's Kremlin-loyal acting leader Sergei Aksyonov said the West would have "no other option" but to back the peninsula's move to break from Ukraine if it accepts a Scottish vote to split from Britain.Unlike the years of planning for the Scottish vote, the Crimea referendum was arranged in a matter of days after the peninsula was seized by suspected Russian troops, and voters were given only the choice of joining Russia or effectively breaking from Ukraine.Lyubov Fyodorova, 59, was clearing up after her home was hit by shelling. Asked if she had heard of the referendum in Scotland she shrugged.
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