: Slovyansk and Kramatorsk celebrate the Liberation Day
Politics15:28 Jul. 5, 2016
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Slovyansk and Kramatorsk celebrate the Liberation Day

July 5th, 2014, Ukrainian National Guard expelled the Russian-backed separatists out of the cities

Two years of liberty - eastern cities of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk in Donetsk region celebrate the day Ukrainian army expelled the Russian-backed separatist forces out. The soldiers of Ukrainian National Guard have been fighting for Slovyansk and Kramatorsk for nearly three months.

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After numerous battles and heavy human losses the residents finally witnessed a blue-and-yellow Ukrainian national flag waving over the city administrative buildings. Nowadays many of them are still frightened by the evil deeds of the Russian-backed separatists and the regime of the so called Donetsk People's Republic. The locals keep on saying since 2014 July 5th has become a holiday for them. 

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