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Pro-Russians proclaim independence for Ukraine`s Donetsk

Last Updated: Monday, April 7, 2014 - 16:58

Donetsk: Pro-Russian activists who seised the main administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk proclaimed Monday the creation of a sovereign "people`s republic" independent of Kiev rule.

The decision was announced to reporters by a spokesman for the protesters who came out of the occupied building. Footage posted on YouTube showed one Russian speaker telling the packed assembly from a podium: "I proclaim the creation of the sovereign state of the People`s Republic of Donetsk."

First Published: Monday, April 7, 2014 - 16:58
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