Ukraine separatists seize troop vehicles

Posted: April 17, 2014 at 5:07 a.m.

Pro-Russian insurgents drive Ukrainian armored vehicles through the eastern Ukrainian town of Kramatorsk on Wednesday after commandeering them from troops who had entered the town earlier. As Ukraine’s hopes of re-establishing control of the area dampened, NATO announced a strengthening of its military presence along some members’ borders with Russia.

Pro-Russian insurgents commandeered six Ukrainian armored vehicles along with their crews and hoisted Russian flags over them Wednesday, dampening the central government’s hopes of re-establishing control over eastern Ukraine.

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Front Section, Pages 5 on 04/17/2014