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Ukrainian Veterans, Nationalists Urge Liberation Of Rebel-Occupied Areas

At least 1,000 members of volunteer military units and nationalist organizations have marched in Kyiv demanding a resumption of military activity against separatists in eastern Ukraine.

The rally on July 3 included members of the right-wing Right Sector group and many veterans of fighting in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions where some 6,400 people have been killed since April 2014.

Marchers at Dynamo Stadium demanded that the territory occupied by Russian-backed rebels be liberated and that the Minsk cease-fire agreement signed in February be revoked.

The demonstration went from the govenrment quarter of Kyiv toward Maidan Square and past the Valeriy Lobanovskyi soccer monument near the stadium.

Police did not intervene in the march and there was no violence reported.

Based on reporting by Interfax and TASS

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