Skip to comments.Ukraine Crisis: Gunfire and Explosions Outside Rebel-Held Town of Slavyansk
Posted on 05/02/2014 10:30:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Ukraine has launched a military assault on the flashpoint town of Slavyansk, raising the stakes in the showdown with Russia, which has promised "catastrophic consequences" if Kiev stepped up operations.
Insurgents shot down two army helicopters, killing two servicemen, including a pilot, as the army tightened its noose around the rebel-held town of 160,000 people.
Ukrainian soldiers and a helicopter near Slavyansk (EPA) The predawn offensive drew a sharp response from Moscow, where a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said it dealt a "final blow" to a deal clinched last month in Geneva meant to ease the crisis.
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This is yesterday’s news?
this is so over for UKR. make a deal.