Ukraine's military has recaptured the separatist town of Slaviansk from pro-Russian rebel factions.
Pro-Russian separtsist said there were forced to leave their positions after the assault by government forces, Interfax news agency said. Separatist leader Aleksandr Borodai was quoted as saying:
"Given the disproportionate numerical superiority of the enemy troops, units of the armed forces of the Donetsk People's Republic were forced to leave their previous positions on the northern sector of the front and go to pre-prepared positions."
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