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Ukraine: Self-defence units barricade Slavyansk streets00:52

Ukraine: Self-defence units barricade Slavyansk streets

Ukraine, Slavyansk
May 2, 2014 at 14:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukraine: Self-defence units barricade Slavyansk streets

Locals and members of self-defence militias manned the barricades at Dobrovskogo street in Slavyansk on Friday, following the offensive reportedly launched earlier in the morning by Ukrainian troops.

Residents showed shells of various calibers at the site, as well as a shell stuck in a tree after the morning operation.

The Ukrainian Interior Ministry confirmed on Friday that two Mi-24 helicopters were downed and a Mi-8 was damaged during an operation against self-defence units in the city. Kiev says two pilots died in the operation.

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Ukraine: Self-defence units barricade Slavyansk streets

Locals and members of self-defence militias manned the barricades at Dobrovskogo street in Slavyansk on Friday, following the offensive reportedly launched earlier in the morning by Ukrainian troops.

Residents showed shells of various calibers at the site, as well as a shell stuck in a tree after the morning operation.

The Ukrainian Interior Ministry confirmed on Friday that two Mi-24 helicopters were downed and a Mi-8 was damaged during an operation against self-defence units in the city. Kiev says two pilots died in the operation.