[“Dozens die in Odessa, rebels down Ukraine helicopters” – Reuters – 5.2.14]
Reuters covers violent unrest in Ukraine, including military action against rebels in eastern Ukraine, the later shooting down military helicopters.
In addition, unrest unfolded in Odessa [which is not in eastern Ukraine, yet is closer to Moldova, a country which some commentators might be on Russia's list of lands to destabilize or divide]. Deaths occurred in Odessa, apparently as a result of a fire that was set.
Dozens of people were killed in a fire and others were shot dead when fighting between pro- and anti-Russian groups broke out on the streets of Odessa on Ukraine’s Black Sea coast on Friday, opening a new front in a conflict that has split the country.
In the east, pro-Russian separatists brought down two Ukrainian military helicopters involved in a pre-dawn operation to try to dislodge the militants from their strongholds in the town of Slaviansk.