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Policemen detain an activist who attempted to disrupt a gay pride march in central Kyiv on June 17. Organizers said at least 5,000 people turned up for the event.

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-- Gay-rights activists marched in the center of Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, in a pride rally on June 17, amid an increased police presence.

-- The United States, France, Britain, and 35 other countries have asked UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to raise the case of jailed film director Oleh Sentsov and dozens of other Ukrainian prisoners during his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week.

-- The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) says a second person has been detained in an alleged plot to assassinate Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, an outspoken Kremlin critic, in Kyiv.

*Time stamps on the blog refer to local time in Ukraine

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EDITOR'S NOTE: We have started a fresh Ukraine live blog as of September 2, 2017. Find the archived entries here.

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Here is today's map of the security situation in eastern Ukraine, according to the National Security and Defense Council:

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