Some pro-government forces start pulling out of besieged Ukrainian town

February 18, 2015 8:50 AM

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Some pro-government forces start pulling out of besieged Ukrainian town

KIEV (Reuters) - Some pro-government forces began on Wednesday to pull out of the east Ukrainian town of Debaltseve which is under siege from Russian-backed separatists, commanders of pro-government paramilitary units said.

"The withdrawal of forces from Debaltseve is taking place in a planned and organized way," said Semen Semenchenko, who heads the pro-government paramilitary battalion, Donbass.

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