Pro-Moscow rebels order UN to leave east Ukraine stronghold

Pro-Russian rebels have ordered UN agencies working in the separatist stronghold of Lugansk in east Ukraine to leave the area by Friday, the UN aid chief said. Several international non-governmental organizations have separately been told to leave Lugansk by Saturday, Stephen O’Brien said in a statement Thursday. Pro-Russian leaders said earlier they had banned 10 Western relief groups including Doctors Without Borders (MSF) for “gave violations” of laws.

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