DONETSK (Worthy News)– Three bridges were destroyed on roads leading to the pro-Russian separatist controlled city of Donetsk on Monday.
The rebels mounted new barricades on the streets of Donetsk Monday, preparing to make a stand in the city after losing the embattled town of Slovyansk in the worst defeat of their three-month uprising.
Over the weekend, the Ukrainian Army drove the insurgents out of Slovyansk — and other towns previously occupied by rebel forces — and many fled to Donetsk, where they had previously declared independence as the Donetsk People's Republic.
It was not exactly clear who blew up the highway and train bridges, but their destruction would most benefit the rebels. Bursts of gunfire were heard from the center of Donetsk, where residents said they were now living in fear of a potential battle between government forces and the separatist gunmen, Reuters reported.