Sloviansk: Ukrainian army defeat separatists, force them out of TV tower

Pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian siloviki in Sloviansk have dug up the hatchet: pro-government forces have cracked the attack and seized the city TV tower. Groups of separatists had to retreat; the standoff continues in the suburbs of Sloviansk – the villages of Andreyivka and Semyonovka. The Ukrainian authorities have closed the border crossings due to the counterterrorist operation.

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According to Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, the armed standoff resulted in a number of casualties on both sides. In the battles on the outskirts of the city 4 Ukrainian soldiers were killed, about 20 were injured. The insurgent are using heavy armament, subartillery, etc.

Since May, 2 twelve wounded persons have been admitted to hospital, one of them died, reports.

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