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  • Pro-Russian protesters detained in Ukrainian city of Donetsk

    There were tense scenes in Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk as several dozen pro-Russia protesters were detained during a police operation to clear demonstrators from the regional administration centre.

    The building had been occupied by pro-Russian protesters since Wednesday evening and was
    taken over by police on Thursday.

    Protesters in the ethnic Russian stronghold demanded a referendum for greater autonomy in the region. Some called for union with Russia. 

    "We are all Russians, we are Slavic. We want to live in a big, strong country, not in the divided thumb of one arm," one local resident said. [AP]
    by Ted.Regencia edited by Tamila Varshalomidze 3/6/2014 7:49:01 PM
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