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Russian-to-English translation journal, with original analysis and commentary on Russia's foreign & domestic policy.
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Ukraine Liveblog Day 115: Donetsk Administration Says Bus Carrying 25 Children Intercepted by Separatist Fighters

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Donetsk Administration Says Bus Carrying 25 Children Intercepted by Separatist Fighters
Regional news site OstroV reports that the press office of the Donetsk Regional State Administration has told them that a bus carrying 25 refugee children from the town of Snezhnoye has been intercepted by separatist fighters.

They report (translated by The Interpreter):

This morning, a bus carrying 25 children left the town of Snezhnoye for refuge in Dnipropetrovsk. Among the children were orphans and those raised in family care homes.

The bus, accompnied en route by a police car, was stopped at a road block. The police car was intercepted by armed representatives from the DNR [Donetsk People's Republic]; they grabbed the police officers' mobile phones", says the report. 

The bus carrying the children, escorted by the armed men, has continued moving towards Crimea. The children have been left with no supporting documents or assistance.

The fate of the 25 orphans and children from family care homes is unknown. 

The Regional State Administration is currently establishing the details of what happened. 

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