WW4 File: UKRAINE, RUSSIA AT WAR: Local pro-Russia separatist leader in Slaviansk, Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, appeals to Putin to send Russian “peacekeeping” troops to Ukraine’s Donetsk Oblast, quell “fascists” after mysterious gunmen kill 3 comrades-in-arms near flashpoint town; masked insurgent “Vladimir”: “Four cars pulled up to our roadblock around 1 am. We wanted to conduct a check, and then they opened fire on us with automatic weapons”; Moscow voices “outrage” at attack, alleges violation of Apr. 18 Geneva accord, blames Right Sector; Ukrainian neo-fascists: Kremlin claims “lies,” “propaganda” “portrays the east as ungovernable for Kiev”
April 20, 2014
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Map showing Ukrainian cities under control of pro-Russia separatists and covert Russian special forces.