Fighters in Mariupol
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Ukraine Crisis: Mariupol's volunteer defence force

Fighting has died down in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions in recent days, after a ceasefire agreed between the government and pro-Russian rebels.

But tensions remain very high in east Ukraine and the conflict appears far from over.

In city of Mariupol fighters who swear allegiance to the nationalist Azov Battalion are poised to protect their territory should it come under threat.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes has been to watch them train.

  • 28 Feb 2015
  • From the section Europe
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