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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-04-21

Political tensions remained palpable on Sunday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk despite hopes that both sides could put tensions to one side for the Easter holiday. Watch FRANCE 24's report from Donetsk.

FRANCE 24’s special correspondents in eastern Ukraine met church goers in Donetsk after religious leaders in Kiev and Moscow traded barbs over the current separatist crisis.

Most Ukrainians are primarily Orthodox Christians but believers are split between the Moscow Patriarchate led by Kirill and the Kyivan Patriarchate led by Filaret. While Kirill led prayers in Moscow for the Russians of Ukraine on Saturday, condemning those who "want to destroy Holy Russia", his Kyivan counterpart labelled Russia an "enemy" whose attack on Ukraine was doomed to fail.

Watch FRANCE 24's report by clicking on the player above.

Date created : 2014-04-20

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