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A View From Ukraine, 2 May, 2014

May 2 – An armed confrontation started between Ukrainian security forces and separatists in Sloviansk, which is the locus of Russian terrorists. Using the anti-missile system, terrorists have brought down one Ukrainian helicopter Mi -24 and damaged two more – these actions were obviously implemented by “peaceful residents of peaceful Ukrainian town”. The area, where separatists are located became almost completely controlled by Ukrainian military at the end of the day. Russian terrorists are breaking through to the Russian border. Pro-Russian “criminal elements” who are being paid to “perform” are not ready to take the risk, confront Ukrainian law enforcement officers and stand up for the “Moscow’s grand ideas”. Well-trained and equipped professional sabotage groups and not “peaceful protesters” are fighting against Ukrainian servicemen in Donetsk region.

May 2 – When escaping Sloviansk, the leader of the Russian terrorists “Strielok” handed over authority to the coordinator of the separatists, a Russian saboteur “Abver”, located in Horlivka. “Abver” refused to take on new responsibilities.

May 2 – Terrorists have attempted to seize a passenger train “Moscow-Mariupol” during its stop at Sloviansk station. The terrorists’ plan was disrupted by Ukrainian anti-terror units.

May 2 – Mike Giglio, American journalist from BuzzFeed and Olena Glazunova, his interpreter went missing in Sloviansk, Donetsk oblast. Sky News and CBS filming crews also disappeared in Donetsk region.

May 2 – NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow now says that the allied group has been compelled to treat Russia “as more of an enemy than a partner”.

May 2 – Starting May 1st, 2014 Ukraine will begin importing natural gas through Hungary.

May 2 – Pro-Ukrainian rally was attacked by Russian terrorists in Odessa. Approximately 30 people died after street fights and fire at the House of Trade Unions, where Russian terrorists hid after a counterattack by pro-Ukrainian protesters. “Attack by Russian terrorists is a provocation by Russia’s Federal Security Service,” said Head of the Administration of the President of Ukraine Serhiy Pashynskyi.

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