The trip from Donetsk to Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine is like a journey into a different country. The further one travels, the more apparent this becomes. DW's Roman Goncharenko describes a warzone without frontlines.
SLAVIANSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian authorities in eastern Ukraine presented identity documents, maps and a business card to support their view that Ukrainian far-right nationalists had carried out a deadly attack early on Sunday.
(CNN) -- Mystery surrounds a shooting incident on a country road in eastern Ukraine that left at least one person dead and ratcheted up tensions in the region, where pro-Russian groups have seized government buildings and set up roadblocks in defiance of authorities in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.
Russia on Sunday accused the Ukrainian government of failing to implement last week’s Geneva accord, saying there had been an attack on “innocent, peaceful civilians” in eastern Ukraine by nationalist fighters.
On March 9, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once one of Russia's richest and most influential men and later its most famous prisoner, came to Kiev's Independence Square — the site of the protests that unseated Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych — and spoke.
KYIV, Ukraine – While most Ukrainians on Sunday congregated at cathedrals and ate traditional frosted cakes to celebrate Easter, those in Sloviansk were trying to get to the bottom of a deadly confrontation that unfolded at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russian militants at the city’s edge earlier in the morning.
The self-styled mayor of the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk, which is controlled by armed pro-Russian separatists, said on April 20 he had been in contact with mediators from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on April 20 that he has ordered his forces to find and bring to justice those responsible for handing out leaflets ordering Jews to register in the eastern city of Donetsk.
David Gregory: The West including Ukraine, the United States, and Russia struck a deal to calm the violence in eastern Ukraine. What's it going to take for this deal to hold?
Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Well, much depends on the Russian Federation. As Russia triggered this violence and Russia supported these terrorists, and Russia was obliged to engineer a meeting to condemn terrorists and to condemn those so-called peaceful protesters with AK-74 in their hands, shooting into civilians and shooting into Ukrainian riot police.
At least three people were killed in a clash in Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine, the nation’s Interior Ministry said, as a top security official accused Russia of exploiting the violence to prepare grounds for an invasion. Three “activists” were shot to death while on duty at a roadblock in an attack early today that also left three other people injured, the ministry said in a posting on its website.
BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine — Ukraine and Russia traded blame for a shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine that left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds.
Slovyansk - Pro-Moscow separatists controlling the east Ukrainian town of Slovyansk called for Russian peacekeepers to deploy and announced a curfew after a gun battle nearby that killed at least two of their militants.
Since a ceasefire agreement the separatists in eastern Ukraine have worried that Moscow will abandon them. By April 20 morning, all that was left Ukraine’s Easter truce were two burned out cars at a separatist checkpoint, a few handfuls of bullet casings, and a bunch of implausible theories that the Russian media swallowed whole and spit back out across the airwaves.
Ukraine's police and intelligence service accused Russia of staging a fatal shooting incident on April 20 in which pro-Moscow separatists were killed in the east of the country.
Russia's Foreign Ministry says it is "outraged" over a deadly early morning shooting in eastern Ukraine. The Foreign Ministry said an April 20 attack on a checkpoint near the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk violated an Easter truce called by Ukrainian authorities and showed that the authorities in Kyiv do not wish to disarm "nationalists and extremists."
Gunfire erupted near a makeshift checkpoint manned by pro-Russian separatists near Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine early on April 20, killing at least two people.
NATO's further expansion towards Russia's borders would entail a redrawing of the entire European security architecture, posing a serious threat to Russia and prompting a response by Moscow, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said.
A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 15 people and wounded nearly 50 others in Iraq on April 20, officials said.
SLOVIANSK — At least two people were killed in a gunfight early on April 20 near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, shaking an already fragile international accord that was designed to avert a wider conflict.
Jews in eastern Ukraine are so concerned over their safety after last week's alleged anti-Semitic incidents that they are seeking advice on repatriation to Israel, it was claimed today. This follows fears over a leaflet distributed in the city of Donetsk which demanded that people over 16 of Jewish origin should register with the authorities, a sinister development that smacked of the Nazi-era.