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Separatists Hang Effigy of Ukrainian Soldier Over Checkpoint

Ominous warning above pro-Russian checkpoint in Slovyansk.
An effigy of an Ukrainian soldier hangs above a pro-Russian checkpoint at the entrance of the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk on May 13, 2014.
An effigy of an Ukrainian soldier hangs above a pro-Russian checkpoint at the entrance of the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk on May 13, 2014. YANNIS BEHRAKIS / Reuters

A woman bikes past an effigy of an Ukrainian soldier hanging above a pro-Russian checkpoint at the entrance of the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk on Tuesday.

A large majority of eastern Ukrainians voted in two separate referendums Sunday to break from the pro-West government in Kiev. The controversial vote is not being recognized by the U.S., Europe or Ukraine's central leadership.