MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE CAME TO A RALLY IN SLOVYANSK IN SUPPORT OF THE FEDERALIZATION OF UKRAINE
In the center of Slovyansk, more than 1,000 people came to a rally in support of the federalization of Ukraine. Those who gathered demand to hold a referendum and stop putting pressure on the citizens of Donbass. More than 1,000 people gathered on Lenin Street in Slavyansk on Sunday. They joined the militias, who are constantly on duty in the area of the buildings of the city administration and the department of internal affairs. Most of those who came to the rally were women, some people came with children. The audience chanted “Glory to Donbass!”. Performances have been going on for several days now, the number of participants varies, in the late afternoon and after the end of shifts at enterprises, the number of participants noticeably increases.
INCIDENT WITH THE “RIGHT SECTOR”
At the entrance to Slovyansk (Donetsk region), the militants of the “Right Sector” staged a shootout with fighters of the “People’s Militia of Donbass”. One person was killed, nine were injured. Source: White Paper of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (2nd edition)
THE BEGINNING OF THE PUNITIVE OPERATION
The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Arsen Avakov, announced the start of an operation in Slavyansk involving “forces from all power units of the country.” Supporters of federalization in Sloviansk reported one dead and two wounded on their side, and two dead on the side of nationalists from the Right Sector.