WW4 File: UKRAINE, RUSSIA AT WAR: Putin once again alleges Russian troop pullback from Ukrainian border, urges pro-Russia separatists in Donetsk Oblast to postpone illegal May 11 referendum on regional status; RF president to hold “informal” talks with presidents of Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan on May 8, visiting leaders to attend Russian Armed Forces command exercise; Moscow’s Transneft halts diesel exports to Ukraine, Hungary, potentially cramps fuel supply for Ukrainian Army MBTs, APCs; NATO official: “We have no indication of a change in the position of military forces along the Ukraine border”; Pushilin, co-leader of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic: “We have the utmost respect for President Putin”; Ukrainian troops: 1) encircle rebel stronghold of Slaviansk, advance on separatist positions, incur 14 casualties, 4th army combat helicopter downed on May 5; 2) retake Mariupol city admin. bldg. from separatists, hours after ouster insurgents return, remove Ukrainian flag; Avakov: Rebel “defense minister” Igor Kakidzya- nov among detainees in coastal city; Kiev: Separatists installed antitank rockets at Slaviansk roadblocks, Crimean Cossacks appeared in flashpoint city

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