The self-defense forces of Slovyansk (the Donetsk region, Ukraine) claim that a battle is under way between militiamen and armed people in the outskirts of the town.
"Unknown armed people drove up to one of our roadblocks from the side of the combined fodder factory, there is a road there leading to Izyum. They opened fire against civilian observers at the roadblock. A self-defense group came to rescue the observers. A battle is under way," the town's self-defense force coordinator told Interfax by phone.
So far there have been no reports about casualties.
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