People at a gathering of the self-declared people's Republic of Donetsk
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'We want to be part of Russia'

The BBC's Natalia Antelava visits a camp site of the self-declared people's Republic of Donetsk.

Russia, Ukraine, the US and the European Union have said that all sides have agreed to steps to "de-escalate" the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

Following talks in Geneva their foreign ministers said there was agreement that all illegal military formations in Ukraine must be dissolved, and that everyone occupying buildings must be disarmed and leave them.

Almost a dozen administrative buildings across eastern Ukraine have been occupied by pro-Russian protesters and militiamen, many of whom say they want to follow in the footsteps of Crimea and call on a referendum for greater autonomy or independence from Ukraine.

The BBC's Natalia Antelava visited one of these camp sites, the self-declared people's Republic of Donetsk.

  • 17 Apr
  • From the section Europe