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Under growing pressure from a government offensive, the rebel leadership in Ukraine’s battle-torn east warned its fighters on Monday that desertion and betrayal could be met by execution.

The warning appeared to signal a growing concern by the leadership of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) over a breakdown of discipline in the fighting ranks as Kiev’s military stepped up its offensive.

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