Ukraine: Donetsk streets mostly deserted as separatists lose support

Written by on June 19, 2014 in Europe - Comments Off on Ukraine: Donetsk streets mostly deserted as separatists lose support

As separatists seize more buildings in Donetsk, the streets of the eastern Ukrainian city of more than 1 million people remain largely deserted as support for Kremlin-backed separatists appears to be ebbing.

As of June 19, groups of unknown armed men who identify themselves as activists of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic are present in several administrative buildings in the city, according to the press service of Donetsk Oblast administration. These involve some of the city’s police stations, the Donetsk city treasury and city prosecutor’s office. Armed men are also still control the Donetsk Oblast administration building.

Previously, on June 16, separatists have also seized buildings of National Bank of Ukraine and a local tax office.

For the full story, please visit The Kyiv Post.

 

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