Ukraine Liveblog Day 65: Kiev Relaunches Campaign to Dislodge Separatists

April 23, 2014
Russian-backed gunmen stand guard outside the regional administration building in Slavyansk on April 16, 2014 (AFP Photo / Genya Savilov)

Press freedom is threatened as Russian-backed gunmen detain several journalists, including an American. Tensions are mounting after two bodies, one belonging to a prominent politician, were found in Slavyansk, prompting Kiev to announce the restarting of their “anti-terror campaign” against the separatists.

Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast.

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