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A tale of two Ukrainian cities

<p>LVIV: Students hold Ukrainian and European Union flags during a rally to support euro integration in the central area of the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, November 22, 2013. While the capital is convulsed by protests, the East-West tensions tugging at Ukraine are perhaps felt most in Donetsk and Lviv, two cities more than 1,000 km (600 miles) apart, which are divided by history and - for some - a sense of the future. In the one city, the demonstrations against now-deposed President Viktor Yanukovich are a threat to the nation. In the other, opposition to his decision to reject a deal with the European Union and turn to Moscow is a struggle for self-preservation. REUTERS/Marian Striltsiv</p>

LVIV: Students hold Ukrainian and European Union flags during a rally to support euro integration in the central area of the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, November 22, 2013. While the capital is convulsed by protests, the East-West tensions tugging...more

LVIV: Students hold Ukrainian and European Union flags during a rally to support euro integration in the central area of the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, November 22, 2013. While the capital is convulsed by protests, the East-West tensions tugging at Ukraine are perhaps felt most in Donetsk and Lviv, two cities more than 1,000 km (600 miles) apart, which are divided by history and - for some - a sense of the future. In the one city, the demonstrations against now-deposed President Viktor Yanukovich are a threat to the nation. In the other, opposition to his decision to reject a deal with the European Union and turn to Moscow is a struggle for self-preservation. REUTERS/Marian Striltsiv

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<p>LVIV: Snow settles on rooftops in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, December 8, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk</p>

LVIV: Snow settles on rooftops in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, December 8, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

LVIV: Snow settles on rooftops in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, December 8, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

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<p>DONETSK: A woman walks past a shop offering shoes "at USSR prices" in the suburb of Makeyevka in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

DONETSK: A woman walks past a shop offering shoes "at USSR prices" in the suburb of Makeyevka in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

DONETSK: A woman walks past a shop offering shoes "at USSR prices" in the suburb of Makeyevka in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>DONETSK: Birds fly over an Orthodox church in a monastery in the village of Nikolskoye, some 48 km (30 miles) from the eastern city of Donetsk, February 24, 2014.  REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko</p>

DONETSK: Birds fly over an Orthodox church in a monastery in the village of Nikolskoye, some 48 km (30 miles) from the eastern city of Donetsk, February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

DONETSK: Birds fly over an Orthodox church in a monastery in the village of Nikolskoye, some 48 km (30 miles) from the eastern city of Donetsk, February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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<p>LVIV: Women walk past a clothing boutique in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk</p>

LVIV: Women walk past a clothing boutique in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

LVIV: Women walk past a clothing boutique in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

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<p>LVIV: People wait for a bus at a bus station in the small Ukrainian town of Pustomyty, near the western city Lviv, October 31, 2013. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich</p>

LVIV: People wait for a bus at a bus station in the small Ukrainian town of Pustomyty, near the western city Lviv, October 31, 2013. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

LVIV: People wait for a bus at a bus station in the small Ukrainian town of Pustomyty, near the western city Lviv, October 31, 2013. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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<p>DONETSK: People cross a square in front of a statue of of Lenin in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

DONETSK: People cross a square in front of a statue of of Lenin in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

DONETSK: People cross a square in front of a statue of of Lenin in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>DONETSK: People attend a pro-Yanukovich rally in the eastern city of Donetsk, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko</p>

DONETSK: People attend a pro-Yanukovich rally in the eastern city of Donetsk, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

DONETSK: People attend a pro-Yanukovich rally in the eastern city of Donetsk, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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<p>DONETSK: A woman kneels in front of Ukrainian riot police unit "Berkut" as they stand by during rallies by anti and pro-Yanukovich supporters in the eastern city of Donetsk, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko</p>

DONETSK: A woman kneels in front of Ukrainian riot police unit "Berkut" as they stand by during rallies by anti and pro-Yanukovich supporters in the eastern city of Donetsk, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

DONETSK: A woman kneels in front of Ukrainian riot police unit "Berkut" as they stand by during rallies by anti and pro-Yanukovich supporters in the eastern city of Donetsk, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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<p>LVIV: A portrait of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich burns near the destroyed building of  the security service in Lviv, February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Marian Striltsiv</p>

LVIV: A portrait of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich burns near the destroyed building of the security service in Lviv, February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Marian Striltsiv

LVIV: A portrait of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich burns near the destroyed building of the security service in Lviv, February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Marian Striltsiv

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<p>KIEV: Police officers from Lviv who have arrived to join anti-government protesters appear on a stage in Independence Square in Kiev, February 21, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

KIEV: Police officers from Lviv who have arrived to join anti-government protesters appear on a stage in Independence Square in Kiev, February 21, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

KIEV: Police officers from Lviv who have arrived to join anti-government protesters appear on a stage in Independence Square in Kiev, February 21, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>DONETSK: A woman shouts slogans as she takes part in a pro-Yanukovich rally in the eastern city of Donetsk, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko</p>

DONETSK: A woman shouts slogans as she takes part in a pro-Yanukovich rally in the eastern city of Donetsk, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

DONETSK: A woman shouts slogans as she takes part in a pro-Yanukovich rally in the eastern city of Donetsk, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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<p>LVIV: A woman walks past a building with a European Union flag in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk</p>

LVIV: A woman walks past a building with a European Union flag in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

LVIV: A woman walks past a building with a European Union flag in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

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<p>DONETSK: Alexander Skozobtsov, a driver and former mining engineer, leaves a hypermarket in the suburb of Makeyevka in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, December 8, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

DONETSK: Alexander Skozobtsov, a driver and former mining engineer, leaves a hypermarket in the suburb of Makeyevka in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, December 8, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

DONETSK: Alexander Skozobtsov, a driver and former mining engineer, leaves a hypermarket in the suburb of Makeyevka in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, December 8, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>LVIV: A man sits with his son in a car in the small Ukrainian town of Pustomyty, near the western city Lviv, October 31, 2013. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich</p>

LVIV: A man sits with his son in a car in the small Ukrainian town of Pustomyty, near the western city Lviv, October 31, 2013. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

LVIV: A man sits with his son in a car in the small Ukrainian town of Pustomyty, near the western city Lviv, October 31, 2013. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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<p>LVIV: A waiter in traditional dress serves customers in a cafe in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk</p>

LVIV: A waiter in traditional dress serves customers in a cafe in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

LVIV: A waiter in traditional dress serves customers in a cafe in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

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<p>LVIV: A woman in traditional dress sells souvenirs in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk</p>

LVIV: A woman in traditional dress sells souvenirs in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

LVIV: A woman in traditional dress sells souvenirs in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

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<p>LVIV: Anti-government protesters build a barricade near the regional administration building in Lviv, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Marian Striltsiv</p>

LVIV: Anti-government protesters build a barricade near the regional administration building in Lviv, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Marian Striltsiv

LVIV: Anti-government protesters build a barricade near the regional administration building in Lviv, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Marian Striltsiv

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<p>LVIV: Local residents sit on a bus in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk</p>

LVIV: Local residents sit on a bus in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

LVIV: Local residents sit on a bus in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

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<p>DONETSK: Smoke rises over the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

DONETSK: Smoke rises over the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

DONETSK: Smoke rises over the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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