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Ukraine Recaptures Two More Cities From pro-Russians

Ukraine Recaptured two more cities from pro-Russian forces, according to Kiev Ukraine News Blog.

Ukraine Recaptures Two More Cities

The website of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the national flag was raised in Artyomivsk and Druzhkivka.

Meanwhile, large crowds have attended a rally in the regional capital, Donetsk, in support of the rebels.

Rebel fighters have re-grouped in Donetsk and are reported to have attacked the state prison guard headquarters in an attempt to seize weapons.

The rebels may be low on weapons, having been forced to evacuate their base of operations.

Major Victory Saturday

Ukraine forced retreat Saturday of pro-Russia rebels from the key city of Slovyansk.

Ukrainians loyal to the Kiev government have been fighting for control against a Russia-backed separatist movement since April.

President Petro Poroshenko said, while it was not a total victory, purging Slavyansk of the armed insurgents had “incredible symbolic importance.”