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Sydney Morning Herald Logo By Sydney Morning Herald of Sydney Morning Herald | Slide 1 of 9: A pro-Russian armed militant wearing a shirt bearing an emblem of a former Ukrainian special force's police unit "Berkut," which means golden eagle, is seen through a camouflage net as he guards a checkpoint blocking the major highway which links the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, and Kharkiv, outside Slovyansk, Ukraine.

A pro-Russian armed militant wearing a shirt bearing an emblem of a former Ukrainian special force's police unit "Berkut," which means golden eagle, is seen through a camouflage net as he guards a checkpoint blocking the major highway which links the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, and Kharkiv, outside Slovyansk, Ukraine.

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