2 May 2014
A third helicopter has been shot down by self-defense forces, according to reports. Earlier, two helicopters were reportedly shot down, with one pilot dead and another one captured, RIA Novosti news agency reported.
The Slavyansk self-defense leader also said that helicopters are shooting down at the city with missiles, but that there have been no reports of damage, Interfax reported.
Slavyansk self-defense forces told RIA Novosti that the Ukrainian military has attacked several positions.
News agencies report gunfire, explosions and a military helicopter firing on the outskirts of the city.