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Railway bridge connecting Luhansk republic with rest of Ukraine blown up

March 09, 2015, 12:13 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The railway bridge could have been used for coal supplies from the self-proclaimed republic to Ukraine
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Armed men seen in eastern Ukraine (archive)

Armed men seen in eastern Ukraine (archive)

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MOSCOW, 9 March. /TASS/. Unidentified persons have blown up a railway bridge connecting the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) and Ukraine, the republic’s minister of emergency situations Sergey Ivanushkin said on Monday.

"This is the railway, which could be used for supplies of coal to Ukraine," LuganskInformCentre quoted him.

The minister explained the railway bridge was situated in the Ukrainian territory near Gorsk. A train driver, who was to drive a train along the bridge on Monday, saw the bridge was damaged, he added.

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