March 5, 2014
Police say they are clearing pro-Russia protesters from a government building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine’s major city.
Demonstrators stormed the building on Monday and erected the Russian flag on the roof.
A Ukrainian police statement said the evacuation began following reports that the building was booby-trapped with explosives.
The Ukraine flag is now flying from the top of the building, it was reported, but another flagpole outside still had a Russian flag flying from it.
Donetsk – which rejects Kiev’s authority – was the political support base of Ukraine’s ousted president, Viktor Yanukovych.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 6:01 am