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Your rebellion needs you, plead Ukraine insurgents

Published on May 18, 2014 10:33 PM
 
People wave flags bearing the emblem of the so-called "People's Republic of Donetsk" during a rally of pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on May 18, 2014. Rebel leaders in eastern Ukraine launched a desperate appeal on Sunday, May 18, 2014, for more fighters to join their insurgency against Kiev's rule, saying even women were welcome. -- PHOTO: AFP

DONETSK, Ukraine (AFP) - Rebel leaders in eastern Ukraine launched a desperate appeal on Sunday for more fighters to join their insurgency against Kiev's rule, saying even women were welcome.

"We have achieved victories and more are to come," boasted Denis Pushilin, a leader of the self-declared "People's Republic of Donetsk" at a rally in the main city in Ukraine's eastern industrial belt.

But he added: "We need strong men to protect our republic because civil war is raging in our region.

"Many men are falling every day, so we need more."

 
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