Just hours after the Ukrainian presidential election, troops from Kiev battled it out with pro-independence fighters near a hospital.
The damage left by the artillery fire on Friday inside the dining hall of the Regional Psychiatric hospital of Sloviansk.
Over 300 patients had been treated here. On Monday, the hospital’s director ordered staff to evacuate the patients after artillery fire hit the compound several times in the last week.
Yuri Smal, Chief Doctor, Sloviansk Regional Psychiatric Hospital “Given the difficult situation that’s now in city we have the decision to relocate our patients to other psychiatric treatment hospitals in our region.”
The medics said that they arrived about a week ago, perhaps prompting the shelling of the hospital compound by the Ukrainian side. CCTV’s Roza Kazan reports.
Fighting Continues in SlavyanskThe violence comes just days after heavy fighting around Slavyansk. Following the Ukrainian presidential election, troops from Kiev battled it out with pro-independence fighters near a hospital. CCTV correspondent Roza Kaza was caught up in the cross-fire and filed this report.
An urgent search is underway in Ukraine — where four monitors on a routine mission — have disappeared. They work for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.The area where the missing OSCE team was working saw some of the worst violence this week.
Scores of people were killed when Ukrainian forces launched a major attack against separatists at Donetsk International Airport on Monday.
Ukraine’s newly-elected president is vowing to continue what he calls an anti-terror campaign, while residents struggle to come to grips with the chaos. CCTV’s Stephanie Freid reports.