04 May 2014

Ukrainian unrest spreads; dozens dead in Odessa | RallyPoint.com

Military News - Ukrainian unrest spreads; dozens dead in Odessa

Image Copyright: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda

By Jim Heintz and Peter Leonard
Copyright: Associated Press

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — Ukraine launched an offensive against separatist forces for control of a besieged eastern city Friday, while clashes between pro- and anti-government activists in the previously calm southern port of Odessa led to a fire that police said killed 31 people.

The first serious offensive by the government in Kiev and the dozens of deaths in Odessa sharply escalated the crisis that has led to the worst tensions between Russia and the West since the Cold war. The Kremlin said the battle for the separatist-held city of Slovyansk effectively destroyed the Geneva pact aimed at cooling the unrest in the deeply divided country.

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