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Russia calls for emergency meeting at UN as crisis continues in Ukraine

Ukrainian security forces confronted pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine Sunday after several government buildings were seized in defiance of the government in Kiev. In New York, Russian diplomats called for an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council

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A pro-Russian gunman stands guard at a seized police station in the eastern Ukraine town of Slovyansk on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Pro-Moscow protesters have seized a number of government buildings in the east over the past week, undermining the authority of the interim government in the capital, Kiev.

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A man holds a poster reading "Stop Moscow" during a rally in support of United Ukraine in Tbilisi, Georgia, Sunday, April 13, 2014. The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power told ABC's "This Week" programe on Sunday that recent violence in Ukraine "bears the tell-tale signs of Moscow's involvement" and went on to say "It's professional, it's coordinated. There's nothing grassroots seeming about it.”

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Demonstrators hold a Georgian national flag and a poster reading "Stop Moscow" during a rally in support of United Ukraine in Tbilisi, Georgia, Sunday, April 13, 2014.

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A resident steps out of her car to view a burning barricade created by pro-Russian protesters at one of the entrances to Slovyansk, Ukraine, April 13, 2014. A Ukrainian official said special forces on Sunday evicted gunmen from the Slovyansk Police Headquarters, but local residents and men at barricades denied that Ukrainian forces had even entered the town.

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Pro-Russian protesters guard a checkpoint on the outskirts of Slovyansk, Ukraine, April 13, 2014.

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A supporter, right, hands food to a pro-Russian protester behind a barricade at the entrance to a police station in Slovyansk, Ukraine, April 13, 2014.

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Pro-Russian protesters guard a checkpoint on the outskirts of Slovyansk, Ukraine, April 13, 2014.

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Residents, some wearing the ribbon of St. George to identify as pro-Russian, gather near a fortified barricade set up by pro-Russian protesters outside a police station in Slovyansk, Ukraine, April 13, 2014.

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A Ukrainian police officer stops a pro-Russian activist from beating the Ukrainian protester lying on the steps in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sunday, April 13, 2014. Two rival rallies in Kharkiv turned violent after a group of pro-Russian protesters followed several pro-Ukrainian activists, beating them with baseball bats and sticks.

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