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Ukraine sends forces to confront armed pro-Russian rebels

Posted By admin On April 13, 2014 @ 5:45 am In World News | Comments Disabled

THOMAS GROVE
Reuters [1]
April 13, 2014

Ukraine’s government said on Sunday it was sending security forces into the eastern city of Slaviansk where pro-Russian militants have seized control in what Kiev describes as an act of aggression by the Kremlin.

Any operation to dislodge the armed militants risks tipping the stand-off into a new, dangerous phase because Moscow has warned it will act to protect eastern Ukraine’s Russian-speakers if they come under attack.

Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said security units from across the country had been brought in to launch an “anti-terrorist operation” to re-assert Kiev’s control in Slaviansk.

A Reuters reporter in the city, about 150 km (90 miles) from the Ukraine-Russia border, said two military helicopters were flying over the town’s police headquarters where militants were holed up.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/13/us-ukraine-crisis-idUSBREA3A1B520140413

[2] Armed men seize police headquarters in east Ukraine city: http://www.prisonplanet.com/armed-men-seize-police-headquarters-in-east-ukraine-city.html

[3] The ‘Crackdown’ Begins: Ukraine Launches “Anti-Terrorist” Operations In Eastern Ukraine, Arrests 70: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-crackdown-begins-ukraine-launches-anti-terrorist-operations-in-eastern-ukraine-arrests-70.html

[4] Russian Armed Forces Complete Combat Readiness Snap Check: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russian-armed-forces-complete-combat-readiness-snap-check.html

[5] Russian forces ‘gradually withdrawing’ from Ukraine border: Kiev: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russian-forces-gradually-withdrawing-from-ukraine-border-kiev.html

[6] US Intelligence Report Warns Of ‘More Probable’ Likelihood Of Russian Invasion Of Eastern Ukraine: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-intelligence-report-warns-of-more-probable-likelihood-of-russian-invasion-of-eastern-ukraine.html

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