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Pro-Russia Protesters Storm East Ukraine Government Building

People clash with police at the regional administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine, April 6, 2014.
People clash with police at the regional administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine, April 6, 2014.
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Dozens of pro-Russia protesters in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk stormed the regional government building on Sunday and hung a Russian flag.

The hometown of pro-Russian former president Viktor Yanukovich, Donetsk has seen tensions rise, as they have across mainly Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine, since his ouster and the installation of a pro-European government in Kiev.

The east has remained a touchpoint for tensions between Ukraine and Russia, after Yanukovich fled from power and Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimean territory.

Tensions have spilled over into the biggest confrontation between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold war.

Pro-Russia protesters, who had been protesting on Sunday stormed the administrative building in Donetsk, hung a Russian flag over a second-floor balcony. Around 1,500 protesters who had surrounded the building cheered, chanting "Russia!".

A Reuters reporter said around 500 police stood by without interfering.

In the nearby city of Lugansk, protesters also stormed the offices of the state security services. No injuries were reported at either location.

Pro-Russian demonstrators have held rallies in eastern Ukrainian cities in recent weeks, not far from the border with Russia where Moscow has gathered troops and boosted their numbers to tens of thousands.

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by: meanbill from: USA
April 06, 2014 5:05 PM
THE WISE MAN said it; ... Will the US, EU and NATO countries blame the Russian (little green men), for these attacks too?
IF the US and EU really believe in Democracy, they'd let these people vote, to either vote to become Ukrainians, or go back to the country they were originally from? ... (Let Democracy work?) ..... REALLY

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by: Tom Murphy from: Northern Virginia
April 06, 2014 9:42 PM
Russia needs to pull out its FSB agents and provocateurs to allow Ukraine to find its future.

Today I saw an historical program about the prophet Nostradamus who predicted three (3) anti-Christ figures arising after him. Based on his descriptions, people have identified the first two anti-Christ figures as:

1. Napolean Bonaparte
2. Adolph Hitler

The third anti-Christ is not known, but based on the descriptions in the writings of Nostradamus, I believe that the third anti-Christ is Vladimir Putin. If you read the writings of Nostradamus, you may come to the same conclusion. The anti-Christ creates violence and death in the world and resorts to lies to make people think that he is their savior. The third anti-Christ is predicted to start a war that will last 27 years after his own death. The world should withdraw from provocations and conflict such as that now being pushed by the FSB in Ukraine and the Russian troops on the border of Ukraine. Allow Ukraine to find its own future.

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