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Pro-Russia activists proclaim separatist republic in east Ukraine city

07 Apr 2014 4:27 PM | Anonymous
Pro-Russia activists occupying a regional government building in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, on Monday proclaimed the creation of a separatist Donetsk republic, a Reuters witness said. One of the leaders of about 100 activists, who moved into the building on Sunday night, called for a referendum to be held no later than May 11 on the establishment of the "Donetsk people's republic". Reading from a text, an unidentified, bearded man said protesters would call on Russia to send in a peacekeeping force in the event of aggressive action by what he described as the "illegitimate" authorities in Kiev.    The West Australian. Read More 
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