Ukrainian official: anti-terrorism operation to continue in Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, other regions

The anti-terrorism operation will continue not only in Slovyansk and Kramatorsk but also in other Ukrainian cities, Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Secretary Andriy Parubiy said.

The anti-terrorism operation will continue not only in Slovyansk and Kramatorsk but also in other Ukrainian cities, Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Secretary Andriy Parubiy said.

"Once the operation ends in Slovyansk and Kramatorsk, we will activate operations in other cities, where extremists and terrorists are ignoring Ukrainian laws, endangering the lives of Ukrainian citizens and conducting illegal activities," he told Channel 5 on Saturday night.

As reported earlier, Ukrainian servicemen are storming the building of the Mariupol City Council in the Donetsk region, which has been occupied by federalization supporters.

Ukrainian servicemen have also attacked roadblocks of self-defense forces on the Slovyansk perimeter, a member of the staff of the Slovyansk city self-defense forces told Interfax.

"Roadblocks have been attacked on the city perimeter; the fighting is fierce," he said.

Five militiamen sustained serious injuries in the clashes, the source reported.

In his opinion, Ukrainian servicemen are trying to besiege the city.

"A cordon has been thrown around us, many shops are closing because they are out of food and have nothing to sell to their customers," the self-defense forces staff member said.

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