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Easter war of words breaks out between Ukraine and Russia

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Politics overshadowed Easter observances in Kiev and Moscow late Saturday, with the Orthodox religious leaders in each capital trading barbs over the crisis in Ukraine -- while the US reportedly prepared to send ground forces to neighbouring Poland. 

A woman holds a wooden Easter egg painted with the colors of the Ukrainian flag during a pro-Ukrainian rally in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk, on April 19, 2014

Patriarch Filaret thundered to the faithful in pro-West Kiev that Russia was an "enemy" whose "attack" on Ukraine was doomed to failure because it was evil and contrary to God's will.

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