Clashes in Eastern Ukraine Turn Deadly

Violence flared in eastern Ukraine Sunday as Ukraine’s interior minister announced forces were attempting to regain control of official buildings in the city of Slovyansk from pro-Russian militant separatists, NBC News reported. One Ukrainian state security officer was killed and five wounded on the government side in what Ukraine’s interior minister Arsen Avakov called Sunday's "anti-terrorist" operation. Residents were warned to stay indoors and military helicopters were seen hovering above besieged buildings. The Russian news agency RIA reported that one pro-Moscow activist was killed in Slovyansk in clashes with forces loyal to the Kiev government.

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