▲ Up
 
17:56 23-04-2017
MAIN АКИpress CA-News
ADVERTISE WITH US SUBSCRIBE
KazakhstanKyrgyzstanMongoliaTajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Ukrainian forces trying to retake Slovyansk, media report citing Pro-Russian separatists
15:08, 02 May 2014, 539

AKIPRESS.COM - 1B9EE3F7-BDA6-4483-971C-5D2067CF8C82_w640_r1_s Pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk say that Ukrainian security forces are trying to retake control of the city in a "large-scale operation."

A Reuters photographer said a Ukrainian Air Force helicopter had fired on the outskirts of the city, which has a population of more than 100,000 people.

A reporter also said he heard gunfire in the city.

An aide to Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said he could not comment "until it's over."

Slovyansk has been firmly under the control of the separatist forces since last month when activists first took control of the police headquarters.

They have since taken the city hall and other government buildings, ITAR-TASS reports.

The pro-Russian rebels in the city have detained Slovyansk's mayor, several journalists, three Ukraiian Security Service (SBU) members, and are also holding Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) military observers, including four Germans.


Full access to all news articles in English

1 month2000 somsubscribe
year20000 somsubscribe
These subscription fees are for private individuals only. Please contact us via phone +996 (312) 900-776 or email info@akipress.org for corporate subscription inquiries
Twitterfacebookprint
LATEST NEWS
15:54 U.S. donates over 130,000 books to children’s libraries in Kyrgyzstan14:22 Central Asian and other countries share experiences in combating new psychoactive substances13:26 Mudflows in Osh region wash away bridges, flood houses13:22 President Atambayev, Prosecutor General Joldubayeva discuss progress of check of construction permits in Bishkek13:16 Speaker Tursunbekov meets with descendants of Kyrgyz statehood founders13:02 Round-table in Moscow marks 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Turkmenistan and Russia12:59 Islamic State operative Abdurakhmon Uzbeki linked to Istanbul nightclub attack killed12:57 Landlocked countries international think tank aspires to push forward trade liberalization12:53 China urges SCO members to boost cooperation12:48 Russia to build 2 nuke power plants in Iran12:44 China to enhance cooperation with Tajikistan in key areas: Chinese FM12:36 One of hit schoolboys regains consciousness, second remains unconscious12:12 Kazakhstan aims to be regional hub12:01 Ways to promote rural entrepreneurship for women in southern Kazakhstan reviewed11:58 Bishkek court extends detention for Ata Meken leader11:45 Capital adequacy ratio of Kyrgyzstan's banking system 1.5-2 times higher than that in Russia, Kazakhstan – banker11:34 Driver hitting 2 schoolchildren in Bishkek comes to police station acknowledging his guilt11:23 Kyrgyz government endorses new regional policy concept until 202210:07 Presidents of Kyrgyzstan, Hungary vow to strengthen bilateral ties08:43 USAID launches 2 information terminals at Manas Airport to prevent human trafficking
© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2017. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75