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Militants who do not give up will be 'destroyed': Ukraine general

  • Ukrainian soldiers stand at APCs, with Ukrainian flags in the back, as Ukrainian army troops receive ammunition in a field on the outskirts of Izyum, Eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

IZYUM, Ukraine: A Ukrainian general leading a new push against pro-Kremlin militants in the separatist east warned on Tuesday that gunmen who do not lay down their arms would be "destroyed".

"They must be warned that if they do not lay down their arms, they will be destroyed," Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) General Valeriy Krutov told reporters, adding that the militants were being supported by hundreds of soldiers from the Russian army's Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU).

 
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