Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that 80 percent of the government soldiers in Debaltseve has left the Ukrainian city.
Additional troops are expected to pull out of the city, said Porosjenko in a statement on Wednesday, which was published by his own press service.
- This morning the armed forces and the Ukrainian National Guard completed an operation for a planned and organized withdrawal from Debaltseve. At the present time we can say that 80 percent of our units have retreated, he said.
Debaltseve has for weeks been surrounded by pro Russian rebels.
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