Armed clashes continue between self-defense and law enforcers outside Ukraine's Slavyansk
24 May 2014, 18:35 -- Armed clashes between pro-Russia gunmen of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic and the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been going on near the village of Semyonovka outside Slavyansk for three hours on Saturday, TASS reports.
The source of the news agency says that federalization supporters and law enforcers are playing bullets upon each other's positions from automatic guns and trench mortars at a distance of about one kilometer. The shooting lasted on the outskirts of the city all Friday night.
According to some sources, activists spread leaflets in the city on 23 May. The leaflets contained warning about potential storming of Slavyansk by Kiev-controlled military units. People were urged to leave the city if possible.
The shooting attack against Slavyansk and villages around, including shell-fire, has been going on all week. Residential quarters are also under fire. Several buildings have been damaged and people injured. The self-defense headquarters labels such attacks as moral coercion against civilians, representatives of the national militia said.
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