An Ukrainian forces serviceman guards a destroyed tank of pro-Russian militants on the check-point at Slavyansk on the road to Kramatorsk on July 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ GENYA SAVILOV
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Retreating pro-Russian insurgents dug in Monday in Ukraine's sprawling industrial hub of Donetsk after government forces scored a string of morale-boosting victories in the bloody battle over the ex-Soviet state.The rebels erected checkpoints along the main roads leading into Donetsk while the center of the riverbank city itself saw several restaurants and shops shutter their doors.Two rail bridges were blown up just north and east of the city – adding to another link damaged Friday as part of an apparent campaign to barricade Donetsk. The separatists' "tactical retreat" began Saturday with the fall of their symbolic bastion Slavyansk, and continued until government forces had reached the very gates of the region's main metropolis.
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