Pro-Russian crowd storms state building in east Ukraine city

AFP , Tuesday 29 Apr 2014

A crowd of more than 3,000 pro-Russian protesters stormed the regional administration building in the eastern Ukraine city of Lugansk on Tuesday, AFP journalists at the scene reported.

A vanguard of around 20 youths armed with metal bars were seen breaking a window to get inside the building, which was not protected by police. The crowd waited outside to be let in.

Pro-Moscow militants in Lugansk, a city of 465,000 inhabitants near the Russian border, seized the local SBU security services building three weeks ago.

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