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Ukraine conflict: Opposing parades in Kiev and Donetsk

25 August 2014 Last updated at 00:47 BST

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have marched dozens of captured government troops through the city of Donetsk.

It happened as Ukrainians celebrated Independence Day, with President Petro Poroshenko pledging to spend about $3bn re-equipping the military in the next three years.

Steve Rosenberg reports.

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