One civilian was killed and several others wounded in eastern Ukraine as the National Guard started shooting at protesters and voters, who had gathered around a seized polling station in Krasnoarmeysk.
400 US mercenaries deployed on ground in Ukraine military op
Published time: May 11, 2014 15:04
US troops arrive in Poland, Latvia for drills amid rising tensions over Ukraine
Russia warns that it will Intervene in Eastern Ukraine - Washington Promises to 'Support' Kiev
Today Russia made it very clear that any attempt by Kiev to use the military against separatists in Eastern Ukraine would result in an armed response.
Russia ‘forced’ to launch military drills near border in response to Ukraine op
Self-defense forces detain intl military observers in eastern Ukraine
Federalization supporters on guard at the checkpoint near Bylbyshovka village in the Slaviansk vicinity.(RIA Novosti / Mikhail Voskresenskiy)
Anti-government activists in Slavyansk have detained military observers who had been traveling with the OSCE mission. The OSCE dismissed the claim of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry that its mission has been detained in Slavyansk.
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on Friday said that an international military mission has been detained in eastern Ukrainian Donetsk region but the group is not connected to the OSCE observers.
The detained team is “not OSCE monitors” but was sent by OSCE member states in accordance with the 2011 Vienna Document on military transparency, the organization explained on Twitter.
US sends 600 troops to Eastern Europe, warship USS Taylor enters Black Sea
U.S. Navy frigate USS Taylor sets sail in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Black Sea in Istanbul April 22, 2014 (Reuters / Murad Sezer)
US frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) has entered the Black Sea, according to the US Navy, as the Pentagon announces plans to dispatch some 600 troops to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia for military exercises.
The US claims the ship’s entry is “to promote peace and stability in the region.”