Raw: Rebel Leader Weds in Eastern Ukraine

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The pro-Russia rebel commander Arsen Pavlov, who has been involved in the recent fighting in eastern Ukraine, married his sweetheart Elena Kolenkina in Donetsk on Friday. (July 11)

SHOTLIST:

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Donetsk, Ukraine - 11 July 2014

1. Couple enters the room

2. Rebel flags and symbols on wall

3. Couple looking at wedding official

4. Wedding official speaking

5. Musician playing keyboard

6. Wedding official giving rings to the couple, bridegroom puts the ring on the bride's finger

7. Bride puts ring on bridegroom's finger

8. The couple kisses UPSOUND applause

9. Wedding official pronounces them husband and wife

10. Onlookers cheering and applauding

11. The married couple drinking champagne

12. Rebel outside the marriage office

13. Close up of rebel's gun

14. Married couple leaving the marriage office

15. Crowd gathered outside

16. Married couple walking down stairs and approaching car

17. Rebel sniper sits outside building

18. Couple look out of car

19. The car carrying the couple departs

STORYLINE:

The pro-Russia rebel commander Arsen Pavlov, who has been involved in the recent fighting in eastern Ukraine, married his sweetheart Elena Kolenkina in Donetsk on Friday.

The wedding was attended by armed rebels, including Igor Girkin, a Russian better known by his assumed nom de guerre Strelkov, who is also the defense minister of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic.

The rebels, including the groom, attended the event dressed in military uniforms.

Some separatists held guns in their arms during the entire ceremony, which was conducted under the laws of the self-proclaimed independent Donetsk People's Republic.

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