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Government Buildings Stormed In Eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russia Ukrainian protesters have stormed the main government building in the eastern city of Donetsk. Some 2,000 protesters rallied outside the regional administration building earlier on April 6, before a group of protesters broke into the building and raised the Russian flag. Meanwhile in Luhansk, also in the east of the country, protesters broke into the headquarters of Ukraine's security agency, the SBU.

Pro-Russian protesters hold Russian national flags during a rally in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on April 6.
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Pro-Russian protesters hold Russian national flags during a rally in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on April 6.

During the rally in Donetsk, a pro-Russia supporter burns an effigy of Stepan Bandera (1909 –1959), one of the leaders of the national movement which fought for Ukrainian independence in the mid-20th century.
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During the rally in Donetsk, a pro-Russia supporter burns an effigy of Stepan Bandera (1909 –1959), one of the leaders of the national movement which fought for Ukrainian independence in the mid-20th century.

Pro-Russia protesters clash with police as they try to occupy a regional administration building in Donetsk.
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Pro-Russia protesters clash with police as they try to occupy a regional administration building in Donetsk.

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A Pro-Russia supporter waves a Russian flag after storming the regional administration building in Donetsk.
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A Pro-Russia supporter waves a Russian flag after storming the regional administration building in Donetsk.

Pro-Russian supporters deploy a Russian flag and the flag of the so-called Donetsk Republic as they storm the regional administration building in Donetsk.
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Pro-Russian supporters deploy a Russian flag and the flag of the so-called Donetsk Republic as they storm the regional administration building in Donetsk.

A pro-Russia separatist rally was also held in the eastern city of Lugansk on April 6. 
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A pro-Russia separatist rally was also held in the eastern city of Lugansk on April 6. 

Some pro-Russian activists in Luhansk broke into the headquarters of Ukraine's regional security service, the SBU. 
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Some pro-Russian activists in Luhansk broke into the headquarters of Ukraine's regional security service, the SBU. 

A wounded policeman receives medical assistance following clashes with pro-Russian activists who stormed the SBU building in Lugansk. 
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A wounded policeman receives medical assistance following clashes with pro-Russian activists who stormed the SBU building in Lugansk. 

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