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Explosions heard in Slavyansk, reports of fighting

Published time: May 17, 2014 01:00
Ukrainian soldiers and police take position at a checkpoint near the eastern Ukranian city of Slavyansk on May 15, 2014 (AFP Photo / Vasily Maximov)

Ukrainian soldiers and police take position at a checkpoint near the eastern Ukranian city of Slavyansk on May 15, 2014 (AFP Photo / Vasily Maximov)

Military action has reportedly resumed in the town of Slavyansk in Ukraine’s Donetsk Region, with local residents reporting on social media loud explosions and a large number of signal bombs in the sky.

At least one self-defense activist was wounded as fighting resumed between Kiev forces and self-defense units, Hromadske TV reported, citing local residents.

"[There was a] very strong blast - it was heard in the center [of the town]. Windows are shaking on Artema Street," one local said on social media.

“At 21:00 local time the battle began in Andreevka. The junta has artillery and is shelling from its positions on Mount Karachun. At the same time, Kiev troops delivered a blow from behind Semyonovka,” the self-defense forces of the People’s Republic of Donetsk told

“The blast was so powerful...that I thought lightning struck a fence nearby,” one resident wrote.

Comments (23)


Alexandre Bourinski 17.05.2014 05:55

[quote name='Alexandre Bourinski' time='17.05.2014 05:39']
You must keep the human life — how his or someone else's — the largest gift given to the creator. Therefore, forbidden to endanger themselves and others. Prohibition of murder. It is prohibited to kill any human being is a child or an adult, man or woman, and even the embryo in the womb of the mother. The one who sent another murder, as if killed himself. The one who has caused the death of another, for example, locked him in a room and one died of hunger, is also considered a killer.


Tsar Cube 17.05.2014 05:43

Jim Smithson 17.05.2014 04:05

Not to worry! At the pace this war is on it will last for a 100 years.


I doubt it, they already eliminated over 650 fascist forces from Kiev and only lost 8 self defence forces in the process (not counting the unarmed civilians). I guess the fascist thugs in Kiev are killing unarmed civilians to somehow make up for the numbers of their own dead neo natzis.


Tsar Cube 17.05.2014 05:40

[quote name='Jim Smithson' time='17.05.2014 04:47']Georg 12 I have no idea what your comment was about. However Ukraine is a sovereign country with a lot of problems. Russia has robbed and pillaged this country for years. Ukraine has a very good candidate for President who tried to talk to the people of Crimea. Russia threatened his life. However he stood steadfast against Russian intimidation.[/quote ]

The less s\brown stuff you pull from your backside, the healthier this discussion will be troll.

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