Police Raid in Ukraine's Slaviansk Leaves at least 1 Dead

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The "anti-terrorist" operation of Ukrainian security forces in the eastern town of Slaviansk has left at least one dead and several injured.

A state security officer was killed in Sunday's operation aimed at ousting pro-Russian separatists from the police headquarters in Slaviansk, according to reports of the BBC News.

Interfax informed that the clashes had left nine injured.

Acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov announced that there were casualties and injured people "on both sides."

The clashes erupted as Ukrainian special forces moved to clear the building where some 20 pro-Russian gunmen dressed in camouflage had seized control on Saturday.

The police stations and government buildings in a number of towns in eastern Ukraine, including Kramatorsk and Druzhkovka, have been taken over by armed men since Saturday.

The regional capital Donetsk has been the scene of a week-long occupation of its main administrative building as protesters demand a referendum on becoming part of Russia.

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Warfou - 14 Apr 2014 // 09:33:23

Songwriter, your efforts of singing are appreciated. However, the best songs are the Chinese, you can hear them from the other side of the Ussuri. They sound much stronger than 50 years ago.

Optimistic - 14 Apr 2014 // 08:38:13

The Kiev Government are not the legitimate government of the Ukraine and they are going to use force against protestors in their country who want to hold referendums on self determination.

This is acts of terrorism by this Kiev Government against their own country and its people.

I hope the brave protestors in Eastern Ukraine can survive these vicious attacks, if they can survive then it will be great for democracy and for good beating evil.

Yane - 14 Apr 2014 // 05:46:06

Poland is paranoid, it's homogeneous country, yet they are paranoid n stupid.

According to the 2002 census, 36,983,700 people, or 96.74% of the population, consider themselves Polish, while 471,500 (1.23%) declared another nationality, and 774,900 (2.03%) did not declare any nationality. The largest minority nationalities and ethnic groups in Poland are Silesians (173,153 according to the census), Germans (152,897 according to the census, 92% of whom live in Opole Voivodeship and Silesian Voivodeship), Belarusians (c. 49,000), Ukrainians (c. 30,000), Lithuanians, Russians, Roma, Jews, Lemkos, Slovaks, Czechs, and Lipka Tatars.

Songwriter - 14 Apr 2014 // 03:19:55

Hey galls and gays, I wrote a new song. Can you tell me if it is any good?

First we take Ukraine and then we take Poland.

That's it for now because I think it has some comparisons with another song I seem to have heard before.

Greetings from Vladivostok!

Greetings from Warsaw - 14 Apr 2014 // 02:08:07

Not supporting the Maidan would be against basic values the Western countries share. Janukowicz may have been elected democratically but then he became Putin's puppet. He was chosen because of economic reasons as he had promised to heal this country's economy. Should there be no Maidan, the Ukraine would fall into Putin's hands forever. And at least the part of Ukraine located on the right bank of the Dniper river used to be historically a part of Poland and Austria and it is mentally European, not Russian.

Greetings from Serbia - 14 Apr 2014 // 01:43:21

It become embarrassing some longer time ago by supporting the extremist overthrow of democratically elected president one year before elections. Not signing the EU agreement is just not signing it at that moment, not forever. EU should have left Ukraine to organize themselves through democratic institutions. It was very bad decision which completely gave wind-push towards civil war and Putin actions.

George Zheliazkov - 13 Apr 2014 // 19:29:08

I think this is starting to get annoying and embarrassing for Europe. Even though it’s obvious that things will take some significant time to settle, Russia and the EU should cooperate and try to make some real efforts to resolve those Ukrainian issues.
Whole Europe will suffer from all that mess! No place for that in 21 century!

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