European leaders fearing all-out civil war was breaking out on their eastern flank have launched a desperate new peace bid.
Heavy Combat In Ukraine As Russia Warns European Peace At Risk
May 5, 2014

Via AFP:

Ukraine's military suffered heavy casualties in a stepped-up offensive on pro-Russian rebels on Monday, as Europe and the head of the UN made a last-ditch diplomatic effort to reel the country back from the brink of civil war.

At least four Ukrainian servicemen were killed and 30 injured battling heavily armed insurgents around the flashpoint eastern town of Slavyansk as Russia warned the violence was putting peace in Europe in peril.

The interior ministry in Kiev said the pro-Russian gunmen controlling the town were using civilians as human shields and shooting from houses, some of wh...

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