KIEV, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Ukrainian armed forces destroyed two military bases set up by insurgents in eastern Ukraine on Thursday night, according to authorities.
The Defence Ministry's press service said a base was destroyed near the town of Kramatorsk in Donetsk region and three rebels were captured.
No troops or civilians were killed during the operation, the press service said, without giving details on casualties in the protesters' camp.
In a separate development, acting President Alexandr Turchynov said the armed forces destroyed another insurgents base in the nearby town of Slavyansk and retook control of a regional television station.
Turchynov told parliament the government remained open to dialogue with peaceful protesters, but warned the authorities would continue their "anti-terror" measures against those who "kill, rob and kidnap people".
The Ukrainian government launched its military operation against separatists, who are demanding regional independence, on April 13.