Media reports on Russian ships call into Ceuta are controversial — embassyRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 26, 22:03
Russia’s telecom watchdog tries to block LinkedIn through courtSociety & Culture October 26, 21:29
DPR envoy reports no constructive discussion on "Steinmeier formula" in MinskWorld October 26, 21:14
Six NATO countries say ready to dispatch their forces to Black Sea areaWorld October 26, 20:43
Moscow refutes allegations about plans for Russian cruiser's call into Spanish portMilitary & Defense October 26, 20:38
US, Israel abstain from UN GA vote condemning Cuba embargoWorld October 26, 20:31
Western sanctions expected to relax gradually in 2017 — ex-finance ministerBusiness & Economy October 26, 20:25
Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates intend to see battle for world’s chess crown — FIDE chiefSport October 26, 20:24
Mi-8 helicopter lost in Russia's Yamal was running out of fuel — IACWorld October 26, 20:20
MOSCOW, May 04. /ITAR-TASS/. At least one man was killed and two more wounded in Ukraine’s eastern city of Lugansk after soldiers opened fire on pro-federalization activists, Russia’s Rossiya-24 television channel reported on early Sunday.
According to the television channel, crowds of pro-federalization activists gathered to block a military enlistment office and several military bases in three districts of the city in a protest following reports that additional military forces had arrived in Lugansk from other regions of Ukraine.
“Soldiers decided that protesters intended to attack the military enlistment office and opened fire on them,” Rossiya-24 reported.
However, local on-line daily Vostochny Variant reported that protesters seized the military enlistment office in Luhansk and all military servicemen were forced to leave the building.
In a separate development of events, tanks and military armored vehicles “were shooting at peaceful people” after the military hardware entered the eastern city of Konstantinovka in the Donetsk Region, according an activist from the local self-defense forces.
Moreover, he said that “paratroopers descended from helicopters near a television tower and immediately opened fire.”
“There are casualties, there are wounded, but the figures are unknown,” he was quoted by Rossiya-24 as saying.
According to eyewitness reports, combat tanks also entered Kramatorsk, another city in the Donetsk Region. Reports on combat clashes also come from the region’s town of Druzhkovka and the villages of Ivanovka and Pchyolkino. According to various reports, between six and 10 people were killed.
Late on Saturday night military also launched an attack on the municipal authorities building in the city of Mariupol, also located in the Donetsk Region.
On Friday, Ukraine witnessed the bloodiest violence since the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovich in February with dozens of lives claimed in armed clashes.
The highest death toll took place in the southern city of Odessa. A total of 46 people were killed and over 200 wounded after radicals attacked pro-federalization activists and then set on fire Odessa’s Trade Union House with activists inside, burning them alive.
Massive protests against the new Ukrainian authorities, who were propelled to power in Kiev amid riots during a coup in Ukraine in February, erupted in Ukraine’s Russian-speaking southeastern regions in March after Crimea's incorporation by Russia. Demonstrators, who are demanding referendums on the country’s federalization, seized some government buildings.