Five pro-Russian separatists killed in Sloviansk, Kiev says

Army moves to retake separatist stronghold

(ANSA) - Kiev, April 24 - At least five pro-Russian insurgents were reported killed on Thursday as Ukrainian troops moved to regain control of the separatist stronghold of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian interior ministry says.
    The casualties were reported as Kiev's army cleared three pro-Russian barricades near the city.
    Separatists are occupying strategic buildings in at least a dozen towns in eastern Ukraine.
   

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