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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

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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