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Ukraine forces ‘liberate’ Svyatohirsk from armed groups as anti-terror operation gets underway

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April 23, 2014, 8:13 p.m. | Ukraine — by Christopher J. Miller

The Ukrainian army stands ready near Izyum in Kharkiv Oblast on April 15.
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Christopher J. Miller

Christopher J. Miller is an American editor at the Kyiv Post. He is also a regular contributor to Mashable, and has written for GlobalPost, The Times, The Telegraph, The Independent and others. A former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer (Artemivsk, Donetsk Oblast, 2010-2012), he can be reached at millerjchristopher@gmail.com.

In what appears to be its first act after the restart of an anti-terror operation to purge Kremlin-backed separatists from eastern Ukraine, the country’s elite Interior Ministry forces “liberated” the resort town of Svyatohirsk in northern Donetsk Oblast “from unlawful armed groups,” the ministry reported on its website.

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