Pro-Russian groups occupy regional government in Donetsk: AFP

AFP , Monday 3 Mar 2014

Pro-Russian protesters with Russian flags take part in a rally in central Donetsk March 1, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Some 300 pro-Russian demonstrators occupied on Monday the regional government building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, stronghold of former president Viktor Yanukovych, an AFP reporter witnessed.

Between 3,000 and 4,000 protesters had gathered earlier in front of the building brandishing Russian flags and chanting "Russia, Russia!", before a smaller group broke into it, smashing windows and occupying several floors.

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