Kiev, Ukraine( CNN) Ukrainians rolled out the red carpeting near the nation's parliament on Sunday for artists from 42 nations in an opening event total with all the theatrics one would certainly except from the Eurovision SongContest

Aroundthe exact same time, around 450 miles east, a much more mournful procession was occurring, as the authorities of 3 Ukrainian servicemen eliminated opposing Russian- backed forces-out in eastern Ukraine on May 1 were reminded government-controlled area.

Some10,000individuals, consisting of 2,673Ukrainian servicemen– at the least 5 because Eurovision prep work started recently– have actually been eliminated in the problem, currently in its 4th year, inning accordance with the armed force.

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