Olga Ivshina
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'Nervous atmosphere' in Sloviansk

Olga Ivshina of the BBC's Russian Service reports from a checkpoint near Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine, where she describes the atmosphere as "nervous".

A tense standoff continues in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists, many of them armed, are occupying official buildings in at least nine cities and towns.

Russia, Ukraine, the EU and US earlier agreed that illegal military groups in Ukraine must leave official buildings.

Olga Ivshina described the atmosphere in Sloviansk following the deal, struck in Geneva on Thursday, as "nervous".

  • 18 Apr
  • From the section Europe