He added that people died in a shootout opened by Ukrainian armed forces in the Semyonovka village, where a fight between Ukrainian servicemen and militiamen took place on Monday morning. Four armored vehicles of the Ukrainian army opened fire at checkpoints of the self-defense forces.
In addition, the source dismissed reports of some media outlets with reference to parliament-appointed Interior Minister of Ukraine Arsen Avakov saying that 30 members of self-defense forces were killed as a result of the punitive action.
The situation in Sloviansk is calm so far. There were no armed clashes at night and in the morning, and no shooting was heard.