Shootout in Kramatorsk next on wave of Russian assault on Donetsk Oblast

Pro-Russian forces are taking part and leading attacks on government buildings in Donetsk Oblast, including police and security service stations, said Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

In addition to Slovyansk, the district police station of Kramatorsk, a city 96km north of Donetsk with a population of 200 000, has late night on April 12 been the scene of more pro-Russian separatist activity.

Pro-Russians have tried taking it over, and its fate remains unclear as gun shots have been recorded in and outside the compound of the main police station in Kramatorsk, a city known as a mechanical engineering centre.

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