KIEV, Ukraine – While most Ukrainians on Sunday congregated at cathedrals and ate traditional frosted cakes to celebrate Easter, those in Sloviansk were trying to get to the bottom of a deadly confrontation that unfolded at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russian militants at the city’s edge earlier in the morning.
The details are murky and official information from the Ukrainian and Russian sides stand in stark contrast to each other. One calls the incident a staged provocation to incite further unrest, while the other says it was an attack carried out by a radical nationalist group.
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