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CLICK IMAGE for slideshow: Ukrainian soldiers sing the Ukrainian national anthem during a rally in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Ukraine marked the first anniversary of demonstrations known as Euromaidan which where were sparked by then President Viktor Yanukovych's decision in November 2013 to freeze ties with the West and tilt toward Moscow. The protests drew hundreds of thousands, leading to a bloody crackdown by security forces in late February 2014 and the eventual ouster of Yanukovych as he fled to neighboring Russia. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

Pro-Russian activists in Eastern Ukraine

Hundreds of pro-Russian demonstrators stormed police headquarters in Odessa on Sunday and won the release of 67 people detained after deadly clashes in the Ukrainian port city.

More than 40 people died in the riots two days earlier, some from gunshot wounds, but most in a horrific fire that tore through a trade union building.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who hinted strongly that he saw Moscow's hand in the unrest spreading through southeastern Ukraine, visited Odessa on Sunday to try to defuse the mounting tensions. (AP)

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