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Pro-Russia protesters seize Ukraine buildings

Monday, April 07, 2014 - 01:21

April 6 - Pro-Russian protesters clash with police in east Ukraine, storming the regional government building in Donetsk and the offices of the state security services in Luhansk. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Symbolic destruction to the regional government building in Donetsk. Pro-Russian protesters are raising their voices, demanding a Crimea-style referendum on joining Russia. Clashes intensified between police and protesters while they stormed the building. Hundreds of police in riot gear couldn't stop some protesters from getting through. While those surrounding the building chanted. Russian flags in hand, protesters stormed security service offices in nearby Luhansk. Tensions escalated… the building was defaced… among the disorder, two protesters and a police officer were injured. Protesters reportedly seized the regional administrative building in Kharkiv as well. All three cities targeted lie close to Ukraine's border with Russia -- Triggering accusations from Kiev's that Russian President Vladimir Putin was orchestrating "separatist disorder."

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Pro-Russia protesters seize Ukraine buildings

Monday, April 07, 2014 - 01:21