Pro-Russian rebels flee Slavyansk

(AGI) Kiev, July 5 - A substantial number of pro-Russianseparatists have left Slavyansk, one of their main strongholdsin eastern Ukraine, said Ukrainian Interior Minister ArsenAvakov. The rebels took control of the city on April 6. Theirleader, Ivan Girkin, alias Ivan Strelkov, also fled Slavyansk,the minister added, citing intelligence sources. . .

(AGI) Kiev, July 5 - A substantial number of pro-Russianseparatists have left Slavyansk, one of their main strongholdsin eastern Ukraine, said Ukrainian Interior Minister ArsenAvakov. The rebels took control of the city on April 6. Theirleader, Ivan Girkin, alias Ivan Strelkov, also fled Slavyansk,the minister added, citing intelligence sources. . .