A Ukrainian soldier stands near a destroyed tank of pro-Russian separatists just outside the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk July 7, 2014. (REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)
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A separatist leader in eastern Ukraine warned Kiev that pro-Russian rebels would take the offensive again after regrouping forces in the region's biggest industrial hub of Donetsk.Borodai, who has been appointed by the rebels as prime minister of their self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, said the escape from Slaviansk by self-styled rebel defense minister Igor Strelkov, a Muscovite, had given the separatists a chance to concentrate their fighting power.Two bridges were destroyed Monday after Ukraine's deputy security council chief said forces would blockade the capitals of the two separatist regions, Donetsk and Luhansk.
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