Gun Attack Shatters Ukraine’s Easter Truce

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A fragile Geneva agreement to resolve the Ukraine crisis is hanging by a thread after as many as five people were killed in a gun battle near the volatile eastern town of Slavyansk early on Sunday. Anti-government militiamen say a convoy of four vehicles approached their checkpoint at about two in the morning and opened fire.

They say three of their men were killed along with two of the attackers, who, they claim, were members of the Right Sector, a group loosely aligned with the government in Kiev. The group denies playing a role instead pointing the finger at Russian special forces. The attack came just hours after Ukrainian authorities declared a truce to coincide with the Easter holiday. CCTV’s Kate Parkinson reports from Slavyansk with more.

Gun Attack Shatters Ukraine's Easter Truce

Gun Attack Shatters Ukraine's Easter Truce

A fragile Geneva agreement to resolve the Ukraine crisis is hanging by a thread after as many as five people were killed in a gun battle near the volatile eastern town of Slavyansk early on Sunday. CCTV's Kate Parkinson reports from Slavyansk with more.
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The self-appointed mayor of Slavyansk has called on Russian president Vladimir Putin to send in military reinforcements as peacekeepers – or arm protesters with weapons. This latest incident is a major setback for peace talks between Moscow and Kiev. CCTV’s Susan Roberts interviews Erik Brattberg, Resident Fellow at Brent Scowcroft Center on the current situation in Ukraine.

Erik Brattberg on Crisis in Ukraine

Erik Brattberg on Crisis in Ukraine

CCTV’s Susan Roberts interviews Erik Brattberg, Resident Fellow at Brent Scowcroft Center on the current situation in Ukraine.
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