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Armored vehicles and snipers from the country’s special task units were reported to line up at the barricades, which local citizens earlier erected to cordon off the limits of the city located in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk Region.
The military attack on the city is also backed up by the national Air Force, as reports say that there were at least two combat helicopters in the air during the military operation.Vyacheslav Ponomarev, the acting mayor of the city, called on the citizens not to leave their houses adding that local police forces were ready to counter the attack of the military units, sent by Kiev.
“There will undoubtedly be the resistance. We are restraining them (the militar) now. All roads are blocked. We are prepared for them (the military) if they break through,” Ponomarev said.
The acting mayor also added that as of now the situation in Sloviansk was normal, children were advised not to leave schools and civilians to stay in their houses.
“I demand that security services carry out effective counter-terrorist activities aimed at defending Ukrainian citizens living in the country’s east from terrorists,” Turchynov stated.