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02 May 2014 Military News

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  • At least four Ukrainians killed in Odessa violence, building set on fire VoR 02 May 2014 -- At least four men were killed in running battles between pro-Russian and pro-Kiev activists in Odessa on Friday, and the trade union building in the centre of the southern port city was set on fire, regional police said. Police said in a statement another man had been killed, bringing the death toll to at least four in some of the worst violence in the largely Russian-speaking Black Sea port.
  • Ban to dispatch top UN political aide to Ukraine, as Security Council meets again on crisis UN News Centre 02 May 2014 -- As the United Nations Security Council convened its second urgent session this week on the situation in Ukraine, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated his grave concern over the rising tensions in the country's east and south, particularly events in the crisis-gripped city of Slovyansk, where two Ukrainian military helicopters were shot down overnight and a group of European observes captured on 26 April remains in detention.
  • Obama, Merkel Warn Russia on Ukraine VOA 02 May 2014 -- If Moscow continues fueling unrest in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin and others in his leadership circle will face increasingly broad sanctions, U.S. President Barack Obama warned on Friday.
  • Rebels Shoot Down Ukraine Helicopters; 3 Killed in Odessa VOA 02 May 2014 -- The Ukrainian army launched a major assault on the Pro-Russian stronghold of Slovyansk early Friday, leading to the heaviest fighting since the separatist uprising began last month.
  • Russia calls urgent UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine VoR 02 May 2014 -- Russia called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Friday to discuss the 'serious escalation of violence in Ukraine,' where security forces have clashed with pro-Moscow separatists.
  • Kiev authorities violate rudely April 17 Geneva announcement - Russian FM VoR 02 May 2014 -- Ukrainian authorities have breached their responsibilities in the April 17 Geneva announcement by starting military operations in the southeastern city of Slaviansk, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday. 'The regime in Kiev, which had already breached the February 21 agreement, has now vulgarly breached its responsibilities according to the Geneva announcement dated April 17, which demands immediate steps to cease all violence,' the statement reads.
  • Сombat helicopters above Slavyansk, east Ukrainian city blocked VoR 02 May 2014 -- A full-scale sweep operation is underway in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, armored vehicles are on the outskirts of the city, a spokesman for the Slavyansk militia said Friday. Ukrainian Air Force combat helicopters are in the sky above the east Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, the city is fully blocked, fighting is underway, a representative of the self-defense forces told Itar-Tass by phone. He said that he has no confirmed information on those injured or killed.
  • Russia calls emergency UNSC meeting on Ukraine Iran Press TV 02 May 2014 -- Russia has called an emergency UN Security Council meeting to discuss the "serious escalation of violence in Ukraine" amid a military operation against pro-Russian protesters.
  • Clashes in Ukraine's Odessa kill one person Iran Press TV 02 May 2014 -- Clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Kiev protesters in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa have left at least one person dead and several others wounded.
  • Slavyansk residents block Ukraine forces Iran Press TV 02 May 2014 -- Civilians near Ukraine's flashpoint city of Slavyansk have stopped a column of Ukrainian armored vehicles and troops from entering the city amid a Kiev offensive on pro-Russian protesters.
  • Tensions High After Ukraine Launches Slovyansk Offensive RFE/RL 02 May 2014 -- Tensions have risen across eastern Ukraine after authorities in Kyiv launched a military offensive early on May 2 against pro-Russian separatists who seized control of government buildings in the eastern city of Slovyansk.
  • 'We're Not Laughing Anymore,' Says EU Commissioner On Relations With Russia RFE/RL 02 May 2014 -- The European Union's enlargement commissioner, Stefan Fuele, says the EU has contributed to the current conflict in Ukraine by 'failing' to understand Russian President Vladimir Putin's past statements about the legacy of the U.S.S.R.
  • Obama, Merkel threaten to impose new sectoral sanctions on Russia VoR 02 May 2014 -- President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel mounted a display of trans-Atlantic unity Friday against an assertive Russia, even as sanctions imposed by Western allies seemed to be doing little to change Vladimir Putin's behavior toward Ukraine.
  • China refutes U.S. annual counter-terrorism reports People's Daily 02 May 2014 -- China here on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction with the China-related content in country reports on terrorism freshly issued by U.S. State Department.
  • US Confirms First MERS Case VOA 02 May 2014 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has confirmed the first case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Virus, or MERS, within the United States.
  • Taiwan reports H5N2 bird flu outbreak to OIE: official CNA 02 May 2014 -- Taiwan will report the country's eighth case of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) after confirming the case on Friday, according to a Council of Agriculture (COA) official.
  • No human H5N2 bird flu infections reported: official CNA 02 May 2014 -- No evidence of any bird-to-human transmission of the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus has surfaced, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Friday as it confirmed an H5N2 case that was detected last month in a wholesale poultry market in Taipei.
  • Taiwan reports 1st poultry market H5N2 case CNA 02 May 2014 -- The Council of Agriculture (COA) confirmed Friday a case of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza that was detected last month in a wholesale poultry market in Taipei, the first to be recorded at this type of market in the country.
  • Arak will remain heavy water reactor: AEOI official Iran Press TV 02 May 2014 -- A top Iranian nuclear official has underlined that the Islamic Republic has no plans to change the Arak heavy water reactor in central Iran into a light water facility.



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