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Armed pro-Russian protestors enter mayor's office in Ukraine's Donetsk

Published on Apr 16, 2014 4:39 PM
 
Pro-Russian activists guard a barricade outside the regional police building they seized in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 15, 2014. About 20 pro-Russian protestors armed with Kalashnikov rifles entered the mayor's office in Ukraine's eastern industrial city of Donetsk. -- PHOTO: AFP

DONETSK, Ukraine (AFP) - About 20 pro-Russian protestors armed with Kalashnikov rifles entered the mayor's office in Ukraine's eastern industrial city of Donetsk.

The men, who met no resistance from the building's security personnel, said their only demand was for the heavily Russified region to stage a referendum on turning Ukraine into a federation with broader local rights.

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