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Ukraine protesters 'seize' 67 police: Ministry

AFP , Thursday 20 Feb 2014
Anti-government protesters detain a policeman (2nd L) during clashes in the Independence Square in Kiev February 20, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)
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Protesters in Ukraine have seized 67 police, the interior ministry announced on Thursday, saying it reserved the right to use firepower to free them.

"Radical extremists have seized 67 interior ministry servicemen," the ministry said in a statement. "Law enforcement officials can resort to all legal means (to secure their release), including the use of arms."

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