BREAKING: Ukrainian troops begin special operation in Slavyansk – reports
by The Daily Lede
The Ukrainian army has reportedly begun a special operation against pro-autonomy activists in the eastern town of Slavyansk early Friday morning, as air raid sirens went off in the city and gunfire was heard.
Slovyank self-defense forces told RIA Novosti that the Ukrainian military has attacked several positions. Local activists say they’ve heard helicopters, shooting, and city sirens. There are unconfirmed reports that a Ukrainian military helicopter has been shot down.