Slovyansk security operation called off, seven killed - reports media

The security operation in the town of Slovyansk in Ukraine's Donetsk region is being reformatted; seven people were reportedly killed during the operation, KievPost wrote on Thursday, citing a high-ranking official in the Ukrainian government.

The security operation in the town of Slovyansk in Ukraine's Donetsk region is being reformatted; seven people were reportedly killed during the operation, KievPost wrote on Thursday, citing a high-ranking official in the Ukrainian government.

The initial plan was to free Slovyansk, including all the occupied governmental buildings before this evening, the newspaper said. At the same time, the operation is currently suspended because the government is reformulating the plan on the basis of the latest intelligence obtained from the eastern border, the source told the newspaper. "According to the Ukrainian intelligence agency, the risk of the border being crossed by Russian troops has sharply risen," the newspaper said.

The government has also confirmed that seven people have been killed as a result of the operation in Slovyansk.

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