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Originally published July 6, 2014 at 9:45 AM | Page modified July 7, 2014 at 3:29 AM

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Ukraine: bridge explosion blocks road to Donetsk

A rail bridge over a main road leading into the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk has been destroyed by an explosion, blocking a key access route to the rebel-held city.


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If Ukraine keep this up, it is in for a very cold winter. Doubtful that they'll get any natural gas from Russia. MORE

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NOVOBAKHMUTIVKA, Ukraine —

A rail bridge over a main road leading into the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk has been destroyed by an explosion, blocking a key access route to the rebel-held city.

An AP reporter saw the collapsed bridge in the village of Novobakhmutivka, where a rail line crosses over a highway leading out of the city of Donetsk. The road leads toward Slovyansk, a former stronghold of the pro-Russian insurgents that was retaken by Ukrainian troops on Saturday after an intense night of fighting.

On Sunday, the rebels -- most of whom have fled to Donetsk, the regional capital -- promised to regroup and continue their battle against Kiev's forces. Pavel Gubarev, the self-described governor of the Donetsk People's Republic, promised "real partisan war around the whole perimeter of Donetsk."



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