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Ukrainian forces tighten grip on rebels in embattled Kramatorsk, Sloviansk

Author: Kostyantyn Chernichkin All articles by this author

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May. 03, 2014 21:25
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Pro-Russian rebels rebuild a checkpoint destroyed by Ukrainian forces in Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast on May 3.
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KRAMATORSK, Ukraine -- Ukraine’s counterterrorism operation continued and even gained traction in the country’s gritty industrial east on Saturday, as its security forces destroyed pro-Russian rebel checkpoints and pushed their lines closer toward the fortified centers of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk, where armed insurgents remain holed up inside key government buildings.

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