Minutes ago, the chief of police of the Donetsk regional state administration (in Eastern Ukraine and the home region of Yanukovych) explained how the situation was "stable" and "everything is under control"... So perhaps he better look out the window:
- *RUSSIAN-FLAG WAVING CROWD SAID TO STORM DONETSK BUILDING: AP
- *PRO-RUSSIAN PROTESTERS BREAK INTO DONETSK GOVT BUILDING: TV5
- *PRO-RUSSIAN PROTESTERS ON WAY TO STORM DONETSK TREASURY: TV5
So, apart from the protesters storming buildings and breaking into the Treasury, things are "under control."
Hundreds of demonstrators waving Russian flags have stormed a government building in Donetsk in the eastern Ukraine.
The region is the home area of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled the country after massive protests in Kiev.
An AP photographer, who was in Donetsk, said more than 2,000 people gathered in the square Wednesday afternoon outside the regional administrative building before groups of men broke through police ranks and smashed their way into the building.
Many of the protesters waved Russian and other flags. Many chanted “Russia! Russia!”
A large crowd of Russian flag-waving protesters is gathering...
— Anis (@TheBlogPirate) March 5, 2014
The anti-Russians are not pleased:
— bruce springnote (@BSpringnote) March 4, 2014
And it appears the local police have woken up:
Ukrainian police officers stormed a govt building in Donetsk to forcibly remove pro-Russian protesters. Photo: AFP pic.twitter.com/gkopg7lvwq
— Kety Shapazian (@KetyDC) March 5, 2014