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Ukraine soldier on patrol in the Donetsk region

14 July 2014 Last updated at 13:12 BST

Ukrainian forces have set up checkpoints on a line between territories controlled by the Ukrainian authorities and that controlled by pro-Russian separatists.

Vitaly is a Ukrainian soldier on patrol in the Donetsk region.

He tells the BBC about his duties, and what he feels about events in Ukraine.

Video produced by BBC Russian's Oleg Boldyrev

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