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Pro-Russian Separatists Impose Martial Law in Eastern Ukraine City of Donetsk

WASHINGTON — Martial law was officially imposed on the residents of the eastern city of Donetsk on July 16, which comes as little surprise to observers of the civil war.

UKRAINE-RUSSIA-CRISIS-POLITICS-ODESSA [1]The Kyiv Post reported [2] that the separatists have imposed martial law in the city, to guard against the Ukrainian government. The curfew will run throughout the city between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Instead, Donetsk residents will receive Russian news channels like Rossiya 24.

Now, pro-Russia separatists have seen their stronghold of Slaviansk fall after heavy fighting [3] with the Ukrainian government. Having retreated to Donetsk, the rebels are digging in for a prolonged fight. The same applies for the city of Luhansk [4], where rebels have also built barricades.