Worst clashes in Ukraine erupted in Mariupol city where military personnel were pitted against pro-Russia militants. Three Pro-Russian activists were killed in these clashes. And, while some of the world’s top diplomats met in Geneva, Ukraine’s parliament was in session, seeking a homemade solution.
Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs, a day after the most lethal clash so far killed three pro-Russian activists. Political developments in eastern Ukraine have for weeks been dominated by a small, vocal and armed opposition to the interim government in Kiev. Thursday’s rallies, by contrast, drew crowds who listened to speeches condemning Russia and resisting the pro-Russian movement that is pushing for autonomy for eastern Ukraine. Rallies were held in Donetsk, Luhansk, Mariupol and Kramatorsk, where key government buildings have been occupied by pro-Russian groups. CCTV’s Michal Bardavid reports from Kiev with the latest developments.
Pro-Russian Activists Killed in Ukraine ClashesThe worst clashes in Ukraine erupted in Mariupol city. With military personnel pitted against pro-Russia militants.And, while some of the world's top diplomats met in Geneva, Ukraine's parliament was in session, seeking a homemade solution. CCTV's Michal Bardavid reports from Kiev with details.
CCTV’s Kate Parkinson reports from Donetsk with reactions to the agreement announcement in Geneva.
Pro-Russian Millitants Still in Control in DonetskCCTV's Kate Parkinson reports from Donetsk with reactions to the agreement announcement in Geneva.
The deal struck in Geneva has been hailed as a positive step in ending the crisis. Despite this, the U.S. announced plans to send additional non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine. By the way, that’s mostly food for Ukrainian troops. CCTV’s Mike Walter interviews Jorge Benitez, Director of NATO Source to find out what this deal means to U.S-Russia relations.