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The faces of the Ukrainian conflict

Russian paramilitaries stand guard outside of a Ukrainian military base in the town of Perevevalne near the Crimean city of Simferopol on March 11, 2014 in Perevevalne, Ukraine.

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The faces of the Ukrainian conflict

As tensions continue to rise between Ukraine and Russia, here is a look at the people at the center of the conflict.

See our timeline of what you need to know about the Ukraine crisis, and who the separatists are, for more information.

We will keep updating this slideshow with new images and information as the situation continues.

—By CNBC's Robert Ferris.
Last updated Thursday 17 April 2014.

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