Ukraine troops rout rebels

Kiev jubilant as separatist bastion falls

Posted: July 6, 2014 at 3:52 a.m.

Ukrainian soldiers carry captured weapons out of rebel headquarters Saturday in Slovyansk after surrounding the city Friday night and driving out the pro-Russia forces.

With an onslaught of gunfire and mortar shells, Ukrainian government forces on Saturday expelled pro-Russia insurgents from Slovyansk, a long-blockaded rebel stronghold, government officials and separatist leaders said.

A woman rests near the remains of a shop in Slovyansk on Saturday after Ukrainian government troops took control of the city in eastern Ukraine.

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