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Separatists declare curfew in east Ukraine town of Slavyansk

Published on Apr 20, 2014 8:24 PM
 
Flowers are left on tyres forming part of a roadblock at a check-point manned by armed pro-Russian militants outside the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, on April 20, 2014. Pro-Moscow rebels in the east Ukraine town of Slavyansk declared a curfew there on Sunday, after a gun battle with unidentified attackers killed two militants. -- PHOTO: AFP

SLAVYANSK (AFP) - Pro-Moscow rebels in the east Ukraine town of Slavyansk declared a curfew there on Sunday, after a gun battle with unidentified attackers killed two militants.

The self-styled separatist leader of the town, Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, told reporters that "the curfew comes into effect today - from midnight (2100 GMT) to 6am (0300 GMT)," during which time it would be forbidden to be in the streets.

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