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Live Blog: Pride March In Kharkiv

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LGBT groups are expected to march in Kharkiv today. (file photo)

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-- Thousands of gay and lesbian activists and supporters paraded in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, marking the city’s first “pride” march.

-- The instruction of the Ukrainian language has been virtually wiped out in areas that Moscow-backed separatists control in eastern Ukraine where an armed conflict has simmered since April 2014, the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (KHPG) says.

-- Leonid Kuchma, the Ukrainian president’s envoy for peace talks with Russia-backed separatists, has stressed that Kyiv should not make unacceptable concessions to Russia.

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

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That ends the live blogging for today. See you again tomorrow.

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More on the Pride march in Kharkiv from our news desk:

Thousands of gay and lesbian activists and supporters paraded in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, marking the city’s first “pride” march.

The September 15 march was one of the larger such events to be held in Ukraine in recent years, as LGBT campaigners have stepped up efforts to gain recognition, support, and protection.

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Another video of the Kharkiv Pride march...

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According to this tweet, the Pride march has started in Kharkiv -- as has a march protesting it.

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