Ukraine unrest: Russian outrage at fatal shooting
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.