“Pro-Russia” Armed Men Seize Police Station in Luhansk, Ukraine


Armed pro-Russian men wearing masks seize police station in Slovyansk, Ukraine, while pro-Russian forces hold SBU building in Luhansk, Ukraine.

A organized group of masked, armed “pro-Russian” men seized control of a police station in eastern Ukraine while gunfire was exchanged Saturday, April 12, 2014.

The group, who possibly represent a larger population or are actual Russian soldiers, are aligned with a portion of the Ukrainian population that is demanding a referendum on autonomy from Ukraine and/or annexation by Russia. The group also attempted to arrest a member of a local city council.

Armed militants with Russian weapons also seized government buildings in the Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine, including police headquarters in Donetsk (southwest of Luhansk) and Kramatorsk.

Separatists Seized Police Station in Slaviansk, Donetsk Oblast Ukraine.

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