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Former president's palace hosts refugees from Eastern Ukraine

Fighting between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian military in eastern Ukraine has forced thousands of people to leave their homes.

The violent unrest followed the toppling of President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014.

Some of the internally-displaced refugees have found temporary shelter in an unexpected place - the luxurious estate which used to be Yanukovich's official residence outside Kiev.

BBC Russian's Oxana Vozhdaeva reports.

  • 01 Jul 2014
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