Tag Archive | Violence

400 US mercenaries ‘deployed on ground’ in Ukraine military op

400 US mercenaries deployed on ground in Ukraine military op

Ukrainian troops outside the town of Andreyevskoe near Slaviyansk, Donetsk Region, where local residents blocked a column of Ukrainian Army armored personnel carriers. (RIA Novosti / Mikhail Voskresenskiy)

 Published time: May 11, 2014 15:04

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Kiev intensifies military op in Eastern Ukraine

Kiev intensifies military op in Eastern Ukraine

People stand in a line to receive ballots from members (front) of a local election commission during the referendum on the status of Donetsk region in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol May 11, 2014. (Reuters / Marko Djurica)

People stand in a line to receive ballots from members (front) of a local election commission during the referendum on the status of Donetsk region in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol May 11, 2014. (Reuters / Marko Djurica)

As Ukraine’s Donetsk and Lugansk regions hold pro-autonomy referendums, the coup-imposed authorities in Kiev are continuing their crackdown on anti-government activists. The unrest in the country’s southeast has already resulted in dozens of deaths.

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Russia ‘forced’ to launch military drills near border in response to Ukraine op

Russia ‘forced’ to launch military drills near border in response to Ukraine op

Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu (Reuters / Michael Klimentyev)

Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu (Reuters / Michael Klimentyev)

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