3 May 2014 ~ First Update
Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said operations resumed at dawn on Saturday and that Ukrainian forces had taken a television tower in the town Kramatorsk, south of Slaviansk.
“We are not stopping,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
Ukraine War: Thousands pleading for our help says Russia, as even more clashes take place ~ link ~The likelihood of a Russian military invasion is now very high. The real question then becomes "What happens NEXT"? Will US/NATO initiate hostilities with Russia??? That question and its answer will effect all of mankind!!! Stirling
With tens of thousands of Russian troops massed near Ukraine’s eastern frontier, violence of the kind that claimed about 40 lives in the port city of Odessa might provide Moscow with a reason to invade.
The seven observers and their five assistants, from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, were seized in Slavyansk on April 25.
Odessa erupts into violence again ~ link ~
Protests have once again erupted into violence in Odessa as demonstrators vented their anger outside a building where dozens of pro-Russian protesters died in a fire last night.
Riot police struggled to contain crowds of around 2,000 chanting 'Odessa is a Russian city' as they stood in lines blocking the trade union building which was a focus of riots between rival groups.
Dozens killed in the Ukraine - OSCE monitors freed ~ link ~ At least 42 people were killed in street battles between supporters and opponents of Russia in southern Ukraine that ended with dozens of pro-Russian protesters incinerated in a burning building, bringing the country closer to war.
Pro-Russian rebels in the east freed seven European military observers on Saturday after holding them hostage for eight days, while Kiev pressed on with its biggest military operation so far to reclaim rebel-held territory in the area.