A Donetsk People Republic's military convoy travels from Slovyansk to Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Saturday, July 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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Thousands cheer pro-Russia rebels at Ukraine rallyDriven out of their key stronghold in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russia separatists regrouped Sunday in the city of Donetsk, vowing to renew their fight against the government in Kiev before thousands of cheering supporters at a rally.Ukrainian troops on Saturday forced the rebels out of Slovyansk, a city of about 100,000 that had been the center of the fighting. Rebel fighters from Slovyansk and other towns taken over by the Ukrainian army moved freely Sunday around central Donetsk, a city of 1 million and the capital of a region where the separatists have declared independence in the name of the Donetsk People's Republic.That battle left dozens of rebel fighters dead.Pro-Russia insurgents also have been fighting Ukrainian troops in the neighboring Luhansk region, which, like Donetsk, sits along the border with Russia.
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