With another day left until the 48-hour "leave or face war" deadline imposed by the newly-independent regions of Ukraine, Interfax is reporting:
- *SIX UKRAINE SOLDIERS KILLED, 8 INJURED AFTER CONVOY ATTACK: IFX
- *ATTACK ON UKRAINIAN ARMY CONVOY NEAR SEPARATIST-HELD SLOVYANSK
This follows earlier concerns from Germany's Schaeuble who said he "can imagine" a worsening of the Ukraine crisis. As AP reports,
Ukraine's defense ministry says 6 servicemen ambushed, killed in the restive east.
And from the Ukraine defense ministry:
Today , May 13 , about 13.00 on the outskirts of the village Oktyabrske , Slavic district, 20 km from Kramatorska , while driving a convoy of military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was cynical and insidious fired from an ambush . Terrorists attacked the Ukrainian paratroopers with grenade launchers, were busy aimed fire with small arms.
Over 30 attackers arrived early and were located along the river in the bushes. The first shot from a grenade launcher terrorists hit the engine of the other BTRiv who approached the bridge. There was an explosion. Other BTR tried to push the damaged fighting machine that caught fire , away from the village. The soldiers took the fight .
After the first volley of heavy weapons from terrorists killed two soldiers, 3 more were wounded. Overall, as a result of prolonged clashes killed 6 members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine . 8 injured varying degrees of severity.
All the wounded and dead were evacuated.
if this is any indication what to expect tomorrow when yesterday's 48 hour ultimatum expires, the S&P should easily hit 2000 when the Ukraine civil war bursts out of the gate.