Some 25 "DPR" militants detained in Donetsk region last week

12:08, 20 November 2017
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Some 25 militants fighting against Ukraine on the side of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" ("DPR") were detained in Donetsk region last week, according to the press service of the regional police.

Photo from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

"Twenty-five members of the 'Donetsk People's Republic' and other seven persons who are in close contact with the militants have been detained as a result of preventive measures. The police have also identified eight persons who have illegally come to Ukrainian territory," the report says.

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It is reported that over 1,700 trucks, more than 23,000 cars and 42,000 civilians crossed the checkpoints in the region in the past seven days.

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