Putin calls for Ukraine to back off

Russian demands pullback of all of Kiev’s troops from east

Posted: May 2, 2014 at 2:55 a.m.

Pro-Russian activists clash with police Thursday at the regional administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine. As more troubles roiled the east, Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded Ukraine pull its troops from the region.

Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded Thursday that the Ukrainian government withdraw its troops from the troubled eastern part of the country, where pro-Russian separatists have been gaining ground.


Separatists storm the regional police station in the Donetsk region of Ukraine on Thursday, demanding that pro-Russian activi... (Credit: AP)

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