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Ukraine: DNR fighters consolidate positions in newly-captured Uglegorsk *GRAPHIC*01:17

Ukraine: DNR fighters consolidate positions in newly-captured Uglegorsk *GRAPHIC*

Ukraine, Uglegorsk
February 5, 2015 at 03:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

Donetsk People's Republic (DPR/DNR) forces entrenched their positions in Uglegorsk, Wednesday after taking full control of the town following heavy fighting with government forces over the last few days.

DNR fighters set up defensive positions, handed out food to the few remaining residents, and began burying the dead. A number of bodies were buried after presumably having been killed by shelling. A thorough security check was also made in case retreating Kiev troops had mined parts of the town.

Figures from 2011 suggest that Uglegorsk had 8,000 residents back then, 1,100 of whom have been evacuated, DNR Deputy Minister of Defence Eduard Basurin told a press conference on Thursday.

Ukraine: DNR fighters consolidate positions in newly-captured Uglegorsk *GRAPHIC*01:17
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Donetsk People's Republic (DPR/DNR) forces entrenched their positions in Uglegorsk, Wednesday after taking full control of the town following heavy fighting with government forces over the last few days.

DNR fighters set up defensive positions, handed out food to the few remaining residents, and began burying the dead. A number of bodies were buried after presumably having been killed by shelling. A thorough security check was also made in case retreating Kiev troops had mined parts of the town.

Figures from 2011 suggest that Uglegorsk had 8,000 residents back then, 1,100 of whom have been evacuated, DNR Deputy Minister of Defence Eduard Basurin told a press conference on Thursday.

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