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Ukraine: Dozens of new recruits swear allegiance to DNR forces00:55

Ukraine: Dozens of new recruits swear allegiance to DNR forces

United Arab Emirates, Donetsk
June 21, 2014 at 17:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around 80 new members of Donetsk People's Republic militia, many of them miners, took oath to the Republic on Lenina square in the center of Donetsk, Saturday.

The ceremony was attended by several hundred people, including many relatives of the new militia members. One woman handed out red roses to the fresh recruits after they took the oath.

New members joined the DNR militia the next day after the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced ceasefire in the Eastern Ukraine. The Head of Donetsk region, Pavel Gubarev, delivered the text of the oath at the ceremony. He said that, according to the militia members' reports, the ceasefire announced by Poroshenko is not being respected by Ukrainian forces and that fighting is ongoing.

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Around 80 new members of Donetsk People's Republic militia, many of them miners, took oath to the Republic on Lenina square in the center of Donetsk, Saturday.

The ceremony was attended by several hundred people, including many relatives of the new militia members. One woman handed out red roses to the fresh recruits after they took the oath.

New members joined the DNR militia the next day after the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced ceasefire in the Eastern Ukraine. The Head of Donetsk region, Pavel Gubarev, delivered the text of the oath at the ceremony. He said that, according to the militia members' reports, the ceasefire announced by Poroshenko is not being respected by Ukrainian forces and that fighting is ongoing.

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