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Kyiv promises to 'clean out' pro-Russian rebels

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Kyiv promises to 'clean out' pro-Russian rebels


In Ukraine, government forces have renewed attacks against pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country, the second day after President Petro Poroshenko lifted a unilateral cease-fire.

This video, released by Ukraine’s military on Wednesday showed the arrest of the self-proclaimed mayor of Horlivka, a town in the Donetsk region.

Security services claimed he had organised several assaults against government troops and was caught trying to buy weapons.

In Kyiv, Ukraine’s parliamentary speaker Oleksandr Turchynov vowed to crush the rebels.

“We will completely clean out the separatists and free the east of Ukraine. The Donetsk and Luhansk regions will again live in peace,” he said.

In another video filmed by Ukrainian military TV, three rebels were detained near the city of Slaviansk. A caption in the video claimed the separatists had surrendered voluntarily.

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