Ukrainian troops force out pro-Russian separatists - Interfax citing rebel leader

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine were forced to leave positions along their northern front by a government offensive, a leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic was quoted as saying on Saturday by news agency Interfax.

Kiev: Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine were forced to leave positions along their northern front by a government offensive, a leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic was quoted as saying on Saturday by news agency Interfax.

"The punitive forces of Ukraine ... moved into a large-scale offensive," 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)," he said.

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