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Police Station Stormed as Kiev Moves to Quell Blockades

World | April 15, 2014, Tuesday // 11:36| Views: 570 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Police Station Stormed as Kiev Moves to Quell Blockades Armed men errect a barricade in front of the seized police headquarters in Slaviansk, Ukraine, 12 April 2014. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Pro-Russian fractions have stormed a police station in the Ukrainian city Horlivka, Donetsk region on Monday night.

Footage from Ukrainian television showed an ambulance on the scene treating injured demonstrators, Euronews revealed. Around 150 people gathered in front of the police station to voice their support for the separatist groups and call for a referendum to split from the central government.

Barricades remain in front of key buildings in eastern Ukrainian cities.

Interim President Oleksandr Turchynov revealed that a counter-terrorism operation to restore order has begun in the early hours of Tuesday, Interfax reported.

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