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Ukraine: Behind the barricades as pro-Federalists hold Slavyensk01:02

Ukraine: Behind the barricades as pro-Federalists hold Slavyensk

Ukraine, Slavyensk
April 13, 2014 at 01:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukraine: Behind the barricades as pro-Federalists hold Slavyensk

Armed pro-federalisation protesters prepared molotov cocktails behind barricades in Slavyensk as the Ukrainian government have reportedly launched an operation against the activists pushing for more autonomy from Kiev, Sunday. Despite some media outlets reporting that casualties and fatalities have been inflicted on both sides of the divide, the occupied police station remains under demonstrators control, with the Russian flag still flying above the building.

Kiev's Rada-appointed government announced an 'anti-terrorism operation' in the city after pro-federalisation activists seized law enforcement buildings in Slavyensk on Saturday. Gun fire was reported in evening, 150 kilometres (90 miles) from the Russian border, at a checkpoint emplaced by pro-Russian protesters.

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Ukraine: Behind the barricades as pro-Federalists hold Slavyensk

Armed pro-federalisation protesters prepared molotov cocktails behind barricades in Slavyensk as the Ukrainian government have reportedly launched an operation against the activists pushing for more autonomy from Kiev, Sunday. Despite some media outlets reporting that casualties and fatalities have been inflicted on both sides of the divide, the occupied police station remains under demonstrators control, with the Russian flag still flying above the building.

Kiev's Rada-appointed government announced an 'anti-terrorism operation' in the city after pro-federalisation activists seized law enforcement buildings in Slavyensk on Saturday. Gun fire was reported in evening, 150 kilometres (90 miles) from the Russian border, at a checkpoint emplaced by pro-Russian protesters.