Russian skier wins gold in skiathlon at 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski ChampionshipsSport February 25, 17:46
Top US Air Force general points to growing conflict potential in Syrian airspaceWorld February 25, 17:17
Iran relies on Russia’s support in production of fuel for nuclear power plantsBusiness & Economy February 25, 16:20
Ukrainian military capture Donetsk water purification plant — spokesmanWorld February 25, 15:05
Azerbaijan and Armenia report armed clashes in Karabakh conflict areaWorld February 25, 11:45
Head of Russian delegation to OSCE PA says Ukraine not ready for dialogueRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 25, 5:02
Russian baritone Hvorostovsky cancels concerts due to continuing treatmentSociety & Culture February 25, 3:22
Russian prime minister declares 3rd Winter World Military Games openMilitary & Defense February 24, 22:33
Russia to veto UNSC resolution imposing sanctions on Syria — envoyRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 22:29
DONETSK, April 06. /ITAR-TASS/. The police have blocked protesters, who seized the building of the regional state administration in Ukraine’s city of Donetsk on Sunday, inside the building, the 1+1 television channel reported.
The activists blocked inside the building took a decision to form a “people’s regional council.” “We must withstand at least 24 hours. An assembly or a congress is due to be held at 12:00 local time (13:00 Moscow time) on April 7. At least one representative from each town in the region will take part. We must involve other regions - Lugansk, Kherson,” activists said, adding that armed police squads were moving towards the building of the regional administration.
According to media reports, about 200 people took over the building. About 600-700 people more are outside, in front of the building. The protesters plan to set a tent camp.
In the meantime, law enforcement agencies initiated proceedings over the seizure of the administrative building housing the Donetsk Regional Council and the Donetsk regional state administration, the press service of the Donetsk region prosecutor’s office said.
Earlier on Sunday, about 2,000 people gathered in Donetsk’s central Lenin Square in voice their support to the officers of the Berkut riot police who had been detained by the Ukrainian security services on suspicion of manslaughter during the confrontation in Kiev. The current authorities, according to the protesters, were trying to “play a card of repression against dissidents.”
Participants in the rally chanted slogans holding Russian flags, St. George Ribbons and flags of pro-Russian public organizations in their hands.