Pro-Russian crowds storm Ukraine offices

Demonstrators push for secession

Posted: April 7, 2014 at 4:25 a.m.

Pro-Russian activists clash with police at the regional administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine, Sunday, April 6, 2014. In Donetsk a large group of people surged into the provincial government building and smashed windows. A gathering of several hundred, many of them waving Russian flags, then listened to speeches delivered from a balcony emblazoned with a banner reading Donetsk Republic. (AP Photo/Andrey Basevich)

KIEV, Ukraine — Crowds of pro-Russian demonstrators stormed government buildings Sunday in several major cities in eastern Ukraine, where secessionist sentiment has sparked frequent protests since Ukraine’s Russia-friendly president was ousted in February.

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