Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko announcing withdrawal of troops from Debaltseve
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Poroshenko: 'We were not encircled in Debaltseve'

The Ukrainian president says his forces are making an "organised" withdrawal from the embattled town of Debaltseve.

Petro Poroshenko said 80% of Ukraine's troops left on Wednesday morning, with more to follow.

Fighting has raged over the transport hub, with pro-Russian rebels seizing control of most areas, despite a ceasefire deal.

  • 18 Feb 2015
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