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Ukraine Interior Minister says Putin behind seizure of state buildings

Reuters , Sunday 6 Apr 2014
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Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of being behind the seizure of state buildings by pro-Russia protesters in eastern Ukraine on Sunday and promised that police would restore order peacefully.

He also accused Ukraine's ousted president Viktor Yanukovich of conspiring with Putin to fuel tensions in the region.

Earlier, pro-Russian protesters demanding a referendum on whether to join Russia seized a regional government building in the city of Donetsk and the offices of security services in nearby Luhansk.

"Putin and Yanukovich ordered and paid for the latest wave of separatist disorder in the east of the country. The people who have gathered are not many but they are very aggressive," Avakov said in a statement on his Facebook page.

"The situation will come back under control without bloodshed. That is the order to law enforcement officers, it's true. But the truth is that no one will peacefully tolerate the lawlessness of provocateurs," he said.

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neil
07-04-2014 08:24am
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bad people always ascribe to others their own twisted thoughts. he's the one who plotted to overthrow the elected government - over issues that elections are fought over - using foreign (zionist) aid. zionists are famous/notorious for accusing others of their own sins; he's learned well from his masters
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Ostasia
07-04-2014 02:10am
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More accusations!
It's pretty interesting watching these guys in Kiev signing off on EU deal, IMF loans etc....owing over 2 Billion to Russian Oil Company Gazprom, yet they want to put pressure on Russia to "negotiate a better price" or else. Oxymoron, when you are in debt and already get reduced prices you don't threaten. Now they cook up another funny story, accusing Russia and Putin to do what the West has been known of doing. Donetsk is considered a Russian city. The people there want to go back to Russia, they do not support the illegal Government of Kiev. No need for Putin to do anything. He is not the one who started this crisis, as a matter of fact he tried to avert it last year for several months. I wish there were some more Journalists who would really study this issue in detail, do some investigative Journalism and write a detailed article so readers aren't misled and swayed by articles such as this one. All I see is anti-Russian sentiments and one-sided reporting.
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