Russian rebels seize Ukraine state bank in Donetsk

June 17, 2014 5:37 AM

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DONETSK, Ukraine: Ukraine´s new pro-Western leaders lost effective financial control over a vital eastern industrial region on Monday when pro-Russian rebels seized the central bank building in the separatist stronghold city of Donetsk.

The surprise offensive by dozens of Kalashnikov-wielding pro-Russian gunmen further complicated Kiev´s deadly and thus-far inconclusive two-month campaign to reunify the fractured ex-Soviet state.

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