KIEV, April 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s government said on
Wednesday the United States had promised to stand by it in the
face of aggression, and announced that it would press ahead with
a security operation to crack down on pro-Russian armed groups.
After a lull for the Easter religious holiday, officials in
Kiev decided to renew what they call an “anti-terrorist
operation” against separatist militias who have seized control
of about a dozen public buildings in eastern Ukraine.