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The Ukrainian soldiers taking refuge in Russia

5 August 2014 Last updated at 03:04 BST

The BBC's Steven Rosenberg reports from Russia's border with Ukraine on the 438 Ukrainian soldiers who have retreated to Russia because they are ''under intense pressure''.

Despite strained relations between the two countries, the servicemen have been allowed to enter, and been provided with food and shelter.

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