Columns of separatists arriving in Donetsk

Combatants from Slovyansk and Kramatorsk arrived in Donetsk.UNIAN has leartnt this in the Donetsk City Council press-center.

"The information about the combatants from Slovyansk and Kramatorsk coming to Donetsk has been confirmed. The shooting goes on periodically in the area of Donetsk airport", stated in the message.

The separatists escaped from Slovyansk this night despite the profound fire from the side of the Ukrainian army. Slovyansk has been liberated, a Ukrainian state flag has been hoisted on the city council building.

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