Fighting between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian militants left many dead and injured.
1. Fighting erupted Friday between pro-Russia militants and Ukrainian soldiers in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, leaving at least three dead and dozens wounded, amid scenes of burning buildings, bloodied bodies, and smoke filling the streets.
Smoke rises from #Mariupol police station today after fighting
5. Journalists on the ground reported hearing both automatic weapons and several loud explosions.
This is insane
8. The renewed unrest between Ukrainian soldiers and pro-Russian militants coincided with a holiday to celebrate WWII’s end and honor those killed fighting Nazi Germany for the Soviet Union – and stoked fears about the outcome of Sunday’s vote.
Strange atmosphere here in Mariupol. Electricity out in parts, barricades being pulled up. Feels like a country on the brink of civil war.
Loads of tears and blood here in Mariupol.
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