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Explosion At Separatist Monument Rocks Luhansk, No Injuries Reported

Workers clear rubble after an explosion damaged a separatist-installed monument in the occupied Ukrainian city of Luhansk.

An explosion at a separatist-installed monument rocked the center of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk on September 18, according to local media reports.

Firefighters were called to extinguish a fire sparked by the blast at the monument, a Soviet-made combat vehicle placed on a pedestal, LuganskInformCenter said. No injuries were reported.

There were no other details about the incident.

Luhansk has been controlled by Russia-backed separatists since 2014.

Based on reporting by TASS, Interfax, and Vesti