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Overall situation in eastern Ukraine remains stable

February 20, 2014, 0:40 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, February 20. /ITAR-TASS/. Situation in eastern Ukraine remains stable, though several attempts were made in some of its parts to set ablaze offices of political parties.

A meeting in memory of victims of rioting in Kiev was held in Dnepropetrovsk on Wednesday, regional media outlets report. By the evening, opposition activists got together in front of the regional administration building, but refrained from any actions. Also, according to the interior ministry of the Dnepropetrovsk region, unidentified people set on fire early on Wednesday the ground floor of the building housing the office the opposition UDAR Party. Nobody was injured in the fire.

Regional deputy from the ruling Party of Regions, Rashid Bragin, said on Wednesday the presence of opposition supporters in Donetsk should not be tolerated, as “such organizations lead to a split of the country”. He also said money must be allocated from the regional budget to help the families of policemen injured in Kiev on Tuesday.

Earlier, spokeswoman for the regional council Yelena Bugayets told Tass that the presidium of the Lugansk regional council planned to initiate an all-Ukraine congress of the deputies of local councils to discuss the situation in the country. A working group was set up for that.

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