Boost for Poroshenko as retreat dims truce hopes

July 7, 2014 2:22 PM

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Boost for Poroshenko as retreat dims truce hopes

RESURGENT Ukrainian forces are pursuing retreating pro-Russian rebels after seizing their symbolic bastion in a ­morale-boosting win at the weekend that appears to have dimmed hopes for a ceasefire in the separatist insurgency.

President Petro Poroshenko called the moment when his troops hoisted the Ukrainian flag over the militias’ seat of power in Slavyansk “a turning point” in a campaign that has left nearly 500 dead and inflamed East-West ties.

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