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Ukraine's crackdown on separatists off to a slow start

A mob in Ukraine pelts a presidential candidate after his TV interview in the capitol Kiev. They're angry over remarks that suggested he supports a Russian intervention in the east of the country. That's where separatists in some ten different cities are at a standoff with the central government. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, OLEH TSARYOV, SAYING: "I did not ask for Russian troops to be sent in. I am categorically against this. I am against a third party interfering in the affairs of Ukraine. Until we learn to listen to each other, Ukraine will stand no chance." But listening is something the two sides haven't been doing very well. The separatists want a referendum to secede from Ukraine, much like Crimea did before its annexation to Russia last month. The government calls the protesters terrorists; their separatist frenzy fed by neighboring Moscow. It gave them a Tuesday deadline to lay down their arms or face f

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