Europe In Ukraine, competing parades as east-west divisions deepen

Pro-Moscow separatists paraded Ukrainian prisoners of war in Donetsk to the delight of cheering crowds today, as Kiev celebrated independence with a rare military parade in the capital.

By , Correspondent

Sergei Grits

The dozens of captive Ukrainian soldiers moved down the main drag of this eastern rebel stronghold with their hands tied behind their back and their heads sunk low. Parallel rows of armed men ordered them to parade past the jeering crowds lining each side of the wide street.