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  5/2/2014, Iyar 2, 5774

Report: Ukraine Starts Campaign in Slavyansk

Ukrainian army units have raided outposts of pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, according to Friday-morning reports by Russian media, who called the action the beginning of a special campaign.

On Thursday evening, the United States called a Russian demand for a pullout of Ukrainian troops from the area absurd. White House Spokesman Jay Carney said Russia will pay the price if it escalates the situation or invades Ukraine.