15 people died in Slovyansk after the departure of OSCE staff
In Slavyansk, after the departure of the military observers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), clashes began between radicals and supporters of federalization. 15 people were killed in Slavyansk, of which only four were armed, and the remaining 11 were civilians. According to the assumptions of the militias, “representatives of the “Right Sector” could organize a provocation of another military action.”
The OSCE staff detained in Slovyansk on April 25 were released today through the mediation of Vladimir Lukin, special envoy of the President of the Russian Federation. He took them out of Slovyansk and handed them over to Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, as well as representatives of the OSCE Special Mission. After that, they all went to Donetsk, from where the military observers can go to their home countries.
Donbass militia confirms the death of ten civilians in Andreevka
Ten dead, more than 40 wounded – the people’s militia of Donbass received accurate information about the massacre, which was staged by the militants of the “Right Sector” in the village of Andreevka, a suburb of Slavyansk. Vyacheslav Ponomarev, the people’s mayor of the city, stressed that what happened was not a battle in the truest sense of the word. The extremists opened fire on the unarmed crowd, the events unfolded not at the checkpoint, but in the middle of the village, on the road.
“People blocked the path of the Right Sector column, they tried to talk. In response, automatic bursts were heard,” Ponomarev said.
in Andreevka, civilians tried to prevent the militants of the “Right Sector” from passing to Slavyansk. Local residents stood in a chain in the way of trucks and armored vehicles. There was information that the inhabitants of Andreevka agreed with the armed people. According to the agreement, the latter had to shoot the ammunition into the air and leave. But after several bursts into the air, the militants opened fire on the unarmed crowd.