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Fighting in eastern Ukraine likely to continue over coming days and pro-separatist unrest likely to spread

06 May 2014

EVENT

Since 2 May, more than 100 people have died in fighting between Ukraine's security forces, nationalist demonstrators, and pro-Russian separatists.

On 2 May 2014, at least 46 people died and more than 200 were wounded in fighting between radical nationalists and pro-Russian protesters in the city of Odessa, southern Ukraine. Local police withdrew from the violence. The majority of the deaths occurred when a building occupied by pro-Russian supporters burnt down.

On the same day, government security forces recommenced their "anti-terrorist" operation against separatists in Donetsk province, eastern Ukraine. The operation is ongoing, and government troops are making a slow but steady progress.



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