Ukrainian troops give up captured checkpoint

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian troops withdrew on Thursday from a checkpoint they had taken over earlier in the day north of the eastern city of Slaviansk and pro-Russian separatists moved back in and began to reinforce the position with sandbags.

A Reuters journalist said the troops, with armoured vehicles, pulled back after about two hours at the checkpoint on a road near the village of Khrestyshche.

(Reporting by Gleb Garanich; Writing by Alastair Macdonald)

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