‘ Ukrainian Military Forced to Retreat By Peoples Republic’s ‘

#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE (Donetsk) – July 17 – Following yesterdays incursion into Donetsk and Luhansk by the Ukrainian National Guard.

It has been reported that self-defence fighters in the south-east Ukrainian Donetsk and Luhansk regions, have forced the Ukrainian military to retreat, the local news agency Novorossiya reported on its website on Thursday.

The Ukrainian troops have left their positions in the settlements of Sabovka, Govorukha, Roskoshnoye and Georgiyevka outside Luhansk and retreated to the west, the news agency said.

The militia has also established control over the settlement of Marinovka in the Donetsk Region.

During the battle, the Ukrainian troops were surrounded by self-defence forces and had to retreat.

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‘ Explosions Rock the Donestsk Region Railway ‘

#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE (Kiev) – July 16  – An explosion rocked a stretch of a railway connecting two residential areas in Ukraine’s embattled south-eastern Donetsk Region on Wednesday, no casualties were reported, the press service of the Ukrainian Railways company reported.

Donestsk Region Railway

According to the company, the blast damaged the railway between the residential settlements of Novobakhmutovka and Gorlovka and was the second explosion at the same place in the recent time.

Three bridges were blown up in the Donetsk Region over the past three days.

The blown up bridges were located on the Rostov-Kharkiv highway, on the railway near the Bakhmutovka village and across the Seversky Donets near the village of Zakotnoye.

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` Almost 90 Percent of Voters in Donestsk Region Endorse Political Independence ‘

#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – DONETSK – Almost 90 percent of voters in Donetsk Region have endorsed political independence from Kiev, the head of the Central Election Commission of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’, Roman Lyagin, announced.

Counting the ballots proved to be surprisingly easy – the number of people who said ‘no’ was relatively small and there appeared to be only a tiny proportion of spoiled ballots, so we managed to carry out counting quite fast. The figures are as follows: 89.07 percent voted ‘for’, 10.19 percent voted ‘against’ and 0.74 percent of ballots were rendered ineligible,” Lyagin told journalists.

In Lugansk Region 96.2 percent of voters supported the region’s self-rule, according to the final figures announced by the local election commission.

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