Russian-backed separatist leader says military mobilization is accelerating

A Russian-backed leader in the breakaway Donetsk region of Ukraine said on Wednesday that a military mobilization was gathering pace to counter Ukrainian "aggression."

Denis Pushilin, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic that was recognized by Russia this week, said the situation had become critical but the separatists would win with support from "big Russia."

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