Pro-Russian militia killed in attempt to storm Ukrainian military base

Three pro-Russian militia were killed and 13 injured in clashes with Ukrainian troops in the south-east city of Mariupol on Wednesday night, according to Ukraine’s interior ministry.

Interior minister Arsen Avakov said on Thursday that the separatists were killed during an attempt to storm a Ukrainian base by some 300 people, armed with guns and petrol bombs. None of the interior ministry troops defending the base on the Sea of Azov were injured, Avakov said on his Facebook page. Full story

Pictured: People carry a man injured during pro-Russian protests near the Ukrainian military base in Mariupol. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters