Separatists recapture their leader on the eve of peace talks in Ukraine




 
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Separatists recapture their leader on the eve of peace talks in Ukraine
 
May 17th, 2014  
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Separatists recapture their leader on the eve of peace talks in Ukraine
Pro-Russian separatist leader Valery Bolotov was detained by Ukrainian border guards on Saturday then freed by armed supporters in a firefight at the checkpoint, a Ukrainian spokesman said. The talks were initiated by Ukrainian authorities to ease the situation in east. Bolotov, the self-proclaimed governor of Ukraine's eastern Luhansk region, was detained at the checkpoint as he returned from treatment in Russia for wounds he suffered in an attack on Tuesday, border guards spokesman Oleh Slobodyan said. The eastern rebellion by pro-Russian separatists has shaken Ukraine and pushed Western powers into a confrontation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom they accuse of destabilizing Ukraine.




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