One of East Ukraine's largest cities, Luhansk, has seen its police headquarters over-run by pro-Russian activists (with machine guns and greande launchers evident):
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In the immediate aftermath, the police chief has resigned over the separatist demands but as France24 reports, Ukraine's president has slammed police 'inaction' and 'criminal treachery' as rebels stormed state buildings. The demonstrators chanted "Referendum Russia" and raised a Russian flag over the building after the takeover.
As The BBC reports,
Pro-Russia activists have stormed several official buildings in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk.
They seized the regional government's headquarters and the prosecutor's office. Armed men later attacked the main police station.
Interim President Olexander Turchynov criticised local police for their "inaction" and "criminal treachery".
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