Kiev intensifies military op in Eastern Ukraine LIVE UPDATES
Kiev’s “anti-terrorist” operation in East Ukraine is in full swing, with dozens reported dead in the ensuing violence. Anti-government activists remain defiant and refuse to leave the seized buildings, demanding that Kiev’s troops withdraw.
Monday, May 5
A humanitarian catastrophe is looming in the eastern Ukrainian cities blockaded in the ongoing military operation, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
There is an apparent lack of medicines, and shortages of food supplies are beginning, the ministry said.
“We once again call on those in Kiev, who are organizing terror against their own people, to come to their senses, to stop the bloodshed, to pull back troops and sit at once at the negotiating table,” the statement urged.