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Pro-Russia separatists say they've trapped thousands of Ukraine troops
Pro-Russia separatists say they've trapped thousands of Ukraine troops

Pro-Russia separatists claimed Saturday that they had trapped thousands of Ukrainian government troops in the course of fierce fighting in Ukraine's troubled east. “We have practically encircled 8,000 to 10,000 Kiev junta troops in the area around” the town of Debaltseve, Eduard Basurin, chief political officer of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic armed forces, said by phone. “The only road connecting them with the other troops is under our close artillery fire day and night and they can survive only if they raise a white flag and surrender.” Ukrainian troops had refused to surrender, the separatist senior commander said, “so we will...

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