Casualties in Sloviansk gun battles - with video ~ link ~ Pro-Russian forces took over Sloviansk on Saturday and have targeted at least four other cities, prompting Kiev to launch an "anti-terror operation".
Casualties reported as Ukraine launches offensive ~ link ~ Ukrainian security forces launched an operation on Sunday to clear pro-Russian separatists from a police headquarters in the eastern city of Slaviansk, with Kiev reporting dead on both sides as it combats what it calls an act of aggression by Moscow.
Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said one officer was killed and another five injured as security forces attempted to retake occupied security buildings.
Fears of a full-scale Russian invasion as eastern Ukraine cities toppled - with video ~ link ~ The operations came as Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, said Ukraine was “demonstrating its inability to take responsibility for the fate of the country”.
US warns Russia of additional consequences ~ link
Predictably, Ukraine couldn't wait to shoot the ball right back at Russia and re-escalate (in hope that the west will finally stand up and side along the acting government in what continues to be a very foolish gambit) and early this morning local time, units of the Ukraine special forces started an anti-terrorist operation in eastern town of Slavyansk, where police station was seized yesterday by separatist protesters, as reported by the Interior Minister Arsen Avakov posts on Facebook, who also warned local residents to stay inside, saying separatist protesters have opened fire in direction of approaching special police units.
Ukraine's Slavyansk under siege as Kiev coup government orders attack on protesters - with video ~ link ~ Also see ~ link