Pushed from Slaviansk, Ukraine rebels barricade Donetsk

July 7, 2014 3:59 PM

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Pushed from Slaviansk, Ukraine rebels barricade Donetsk

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russian rebels erected new barricades on the streets of Donetsk on Monday, preparing to make a stand in the city of a million people after losing their bastion in the town of Slaviansk in the worst defeat of their three month uprising.

Occasional bursts of gunfire could be heard in the distance from the center of Donetsk, where residents said they were now living in fear of a potential battle between government forces and the separatist gunmen now out in force.

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