Kiev’s “anti-terrorist” operation in East Ukraine is in full swing, with at least 5 reported dead in the ensuing violence. Anti-government activists remain defiant and refuse to leave the seized buildings, demanding that Kiev’s troops withdraw.
Wednesday, April 30
Ukraine has expelled the naval attaché of Russia’s embassy in Kiev, declaring him persona non grata, Interfax news agency reported, citing the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. The attaché was expelled in connection with his “activities being incompatible” with diplomatic status in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961, the ministry said, adding that he must leave the country immediately. The website of the Russian embassy in Ukraine names Kirill Kolyuchkin as its naval attaché.