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Pro-Kiev militia prepares to fight separatists in Ukraine

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Supporters of the Kiev government take cover during clashes with pro-Russia activists in the streets of Odessa, 2 May, 2014
Supporters of the Kiev government take cover during clashes with pro-Russia activists in the streets of Odessa, 2 May, 2014 Reuters/Yevgeny Volokin

In eastern Ukraine clashes continue between separatist rebels and government forces. But as heavily armed separatist militias continue to resist government troops, it appears at least one pro-Kiev militia has been formed to fight for the unity of Ukraine. This latest development suggests that arms are increasingly falling into the hands of private citizens on opposite sides of the conflict - which fuels fears that Ukraine is sliding into civil war.  

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