Armed pro-Russian separatists and a policeman of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic close a road on June 12, 2015 in downtown of Donetsk, the rebel bastion in east Ukraine. AFP PHOTO/ ANDREY BORODULIN
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A reporter with a top Moscow opposition paper, that has won numerous awards in the West, was detained Tuesday in separatist eastern Ukraine and is likely to be expelled to Russia, his colleagues said.Novaya Gazeta has been one of the only Russian media sources to investigate Western and Kiev accusations that the Kremlin has been both orchestrating and supporting the 14-month uprising in the industrial heartland of its ex-Soviet neighbor Ukraine.The paper's editor and several reporters said journalist Pavel Kanygin was detained in a rebel-run part of the Ukrainian war zone and taken to a separatist-controlled village on the border with Russia.A Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman said Moscow was aware of the reporter's detention and was seeking his immediate release.
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