Ukraine says forces will press forward after taking rebel stronghold




 
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Ukraine says forces will press forward after taking rebel stronghold
 
July 6th, 2014  
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Ukraine says forces will press forward after taking rebel stronghold
By Maria Tsvetkova SLAVIANSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine's government said it would quickly seize more territory from pro-Russian separatists after re-taking their stronghold of Slaviansk in what President Petro Poroshenko called a turning point in the fight for control of the country's east. "Continue the operation to liberate Donetsk and Luhansk regions," he said, naming Ukraine's two major eastern parts which have boiled with separatist rebellion since April. There were no immediate figures for casualties caused by the government offensive in Slaviansk, launched after Poroshenko refused to renew a unilateral ceasefire and ordered the resumption of a government offensive on June 30. In Slaviansk, where Ukrainian forces had been tightening their grip for more than a month, around 200 residents lined up in the city's central square for meat, potatoes, onions and bread distributed by troops.




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