Ukraine - Military assault in progress in Slovyansk

May 02, 2014 0 Comments Bloggies by Graham Penrose

Government troops are mounting a military assault in an attempt to retake control in Slovyansk today. Vyacheslav Ponomarev, the insurgency-appointed mayor of Slovyansk, said self-defence forces had shot down two helicopters and taken one pilot hostage. He said no Ukrainian troops could be seen in the city.

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An Associated Press cameraman reported seeing black plumes of smoke on the edge of the city. The armed element of the insurgency is focused on Slovyansk, a city 100 miles west of Russia in which seven European observers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe remain held by pro-Russia gunmen.

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