Ukrainian anti-terror troops have forced militants to downtown Sloviansk, according to the espresso.tv online publication.
Reports say the Ukrainian military units and security forces threw a cordon around the city. Meanwhile, in the town Ukraine's special forces, according to some estimates, are operating in fragmented groups, not on a broad front. Sloviansk is almost completely blocked - the town can only be reached from the east, that is from Donetsk. As reported, the Ukrainian troops this morning have launched an operation against separatist gangs in Sloviansk.