Ukraine un­rest: Rus­sian ou­trage at fa­tal shoot­ing

Daily Trust - - WORLD - Two burnt ve­hi­cles were found with bul­let holes.

Rus­sia’s for­eign min­istry has ex­pressed ou­trage at a fa­tal shoot­ing in­ci­dent in east­ern Ukraine which it blamed on Ukrainian na­tion­al­ists.

Rus­sian state me­dia re­ported that five people were killed in a gun at­tack on a check­point manned by pro-Rus­sian ac­tivists near the town of Slo­viansk.

Ukraine of­fi­cials said three died in a clash be­tween “two groups of cit­i­zens”. The in­ci­dent comes as pro-Rus­sian groups con­tinue to oc­cupy govern­ment build­ings de­fy­ing a deal to leave.

Er­togrul Apakan, who heads the spe­cial mis­sion of the Or­gan­i­sa­tion for Co-oper­a­tion and Se­cu­rity in Europe in Kiev, said his deputy would be in Donetsk to try to get them to com­ply with an agree­ment reached on Thurs­day to ease the cri­sis.

Rus­sia, Ukraine, the EU and US agreed dur­ing talks in Geneva on Thurs­day that il­le­gal mil­i­tary groups in Ukraine must be dis­solved and that those oc­cu­py­ing govern­ment premises must be dis­armed and leave.

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