By COMPILED BY DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE STAFF WIRE REPORTS
Posted: July 11, 2014 at 2:28 a.m.
Ukrainian paratroopers ride Thursday atop an armored vehicle in Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine. In the past two weeks, Ukrainian government troops have halved the amount of territory held by the rebels. Now they are vowing a blockade of Donetsk.
DONETSK, Ukraine -- Deep strains emerged Thursday in the ranks of Ukraine's pro-Moscow insurgents as dozens turned in their weapons in disgust at Russian inaction and as bickering broke out between rebel factions.