Unrest in east Ukraine stirs emergency session

Posted: April 13, 2014 at 5:15 a.m.

A man stands on a barricade Saturday at a Ukrainian regional security service office in Luhansk, about 20 miles west of the Russian border, as pro-Russian groups seized offices in Donetsk and Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine.

Men in the uniforms of Ukraine’s defunct riot police Saturday occupied police headquarters in Donetsk, the eastern city that is one of the flash points of a wave of pro-Russian protests, hours after armed men seized police headquarters and a branch of the security service in a nearby city.

Supporters of Ukraine hold their nation’s flags as they demonstrate against what Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov called “Russian aggression” ...

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