Ukraine: Heavy Clashes Reported in Slovyansk

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Ukrainian security forces battled pro-independence militants in the eastern opposition stronghold of Slovyansk on Monday as Kiev tackled the gunmen who have overrun the region.
Another Ukrainian helicopter has been shot down in the area. At least 12 people are dead there after fighting between the two sides.
CCTV’s Kate Parkinson reports.
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Losses on both sides in Slavyansk fighting

Losses on both sides in Slavyansk fighting

Ukrainian security forces battled pro-independence militants in the eastern flashpoint city of Slovyansk on Monday as Kiev tackled the gunmen who have overrun the region.CCTV's Kate Parkinson has more on Monday's outbreak of violence in Slavyansk, the unsettled pro-independence stronghold in Eastern Ukraine. She


Moreover, the national guard unit is now patrolling Odessa. The southern port city was the site of deadly violence over the weekend.
Losing control of Odessa would essentially land-lock Ukraine, blocking its access to the Black Sea.
Meanwhile, the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk plans to hold a referendum on May 11th seeking sovereignty from Ukraine.
CCTV’s Roza Kazan has more on how they’re preparing for the vote.
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Donetsk referendum puts sovereignty to a vote

Donetsk referendum puts sovereignty to a vote

the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk plans to hold a referendum on May 11th seeking sovereignty from Ukraine. CCTV's Roza Kazan has more on how they're preparing for the vote.

Anti-Kiev activists appear to have a great deal of support in the eastern city of Donetsk, where some residents are volunteering their professional skills in the pro-independence movement.
CCTV’s Roza Kazan reports on the many faces of eastern Ukraine’s uprising. 

Donetsk activists create makeshift hospital

Donetsk activists create makeshift hospital

Anti-Kiev activists appear to have a great deal of support in the eastern city of Donetsk, where some residents are volunteering their professional skills in the pro-independence movement. CCTV's Roza Kazan reports on the many faces of eastern Ukraine's uprising.

Job Henning, a fellow with the Truman Project, joined CCTV’s discussion on Ukraine’s situation.

Interview with Job Hennng on Ukraine Crisis

Interview with Job Hennng on Ukraine Crisis

Job Hennng, a fellow with the Truman Project, joined CCTV's discussion on Ukraine's situation.

  • EDDIE CHEANG

    The killing of 46 people in Odessa is criminal. Those involved should be brought to justice.