The Ukrainian army attacked checkpoints of defense forces around the perimeter of the town of Slavyansk. Combat action is underway.
A representative of the town defense headquarters said that five volunteers were seriously injured. According to him, the Ukrainian troops are trying to blockade the town.
"We have been taken in a tight circle, many shops are closed because there is no food, they have nothing to sell," he said.
The Ukrainian military, moving on four armoured vehicles, opened fire at a checkpoint in the village of Kostantinovka and advanced in the direction of Donetsk, said activists of the People's Republic of Donetsk.
On May 4 at night, the military drove into the city. Armoured vehicles were also seen in the area of the village of Novoselovka; snipers were spotted near the Konstantinovka TV tower," the militia.
According to preliminary data, there were unarmed civilians at the checkpoint, which the Ukrainian military attacked. A spokesman for the People's Republic of Donetsk said that "all of Konstantinovka is on fire, four APCs of the National Guards are heading towards Donetsk."
"The tests of the missile with characteristics prohibited under the Treaty took place only 16 days after Washington completed the denunciation of the said Treaty. It is obvious that it was not improvisation," Putin said