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Police detain 4 activists at pro-Russia rally in Ukraine’s Donetsk

March 23, 2014, 13:41 UTC+3 DONETSK
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DONETSK, March 23. /ITAR-TASS/. Police have detained four activists over dramatic events in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on March 13, the press service of Donetsk regional police department reported on Sunday.

“Yesterday (on Saturday) four people were brought to Voroshilovsky district police station. They were questioned and were named as suspects in several criminal offences,” the press service said.

“These people were brought to district court that ruled on a measure of restraint other than deprivation of freedom and they were released on personal recognisance after that,” the press service said.

On March 13, gunmen supporting new authorities in Kiev delivered several attacks on pro-Russian activists at rallies in the city of Donetsk. “Starting to arrive in the city from other regions of the country on Saturday far-fight groupings armed with non-lethal guns and clubs attacked peaceful demonstrators who came out in the city streets to voice their attitude to destructive position of people who name themselves as Ukrainian authorities,” the Russian Foreign Ministry stated. One person was killed and several tens of pro-Russian activists were wounded in clashes.

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