Slaviansk 'mayor' calls for Russian troops in Ukraine

The self-declared 'mayor' of the rebel-held eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk has reportedly called for the Kremlin to send Russian troops into the region to help "provide stability".

The self-styled 'mayor' of Slaviansk, Vyacheslav Ponomaryov. Credit: REUTERS/Baz Ratner

The declaration from Vyacheslav Ponomaryov follows recent clashes in Slaviansk and other Ukrainian towns between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces.

Read: Ukraine: 30 pro-Russian fighters killed in Slaviansk

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