Ukraine: Deadly gun battle erupts

2014-04-20 08:54
A pro-Russian activists passes by a captured office of Security service of Ukraine in Slavyansk. (Max Vetrov, AFP)

A pro-Russian activists passes by a captured office of Security service of Ukraine in Slavyansk. (Max Vetrov, AFP)

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Slavyansk - Three pro-Russian militants and one attacker were killed in a gun battle near the volatile eastern Ukrainian town of Slavyansk early on Sunday, a local leader told journalists.

Vyatcheslav Ponomarev said the battle broke out at a barricade put up in a village east of Slavyansk, which is under the control of pro-Russian militants.

Separatist gunmen maintain a firm grip over a string of towns across Ukraine's industrial east despite an international deal signed last week demanding they vacate state buildings they are occupying.

Authorities in Kiev say they have suspended military operations against the pro-Moscow rebels until after the Easter holidays, which end Monday, in a bid to give the agreement time to stick.

The heads of the Ukrainian and Russian Orthodox churches traded barbs over the crisis in the country as believers flocked to church for Easter services.

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