Troubling events in Eastern Ukraine, Sunday, April 6, 2014

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Oleksandr Turchynov urgently convened officials from the law enforcement and defense ministries and agencies due to the troubling events in Eastern Ukraine this Sunday, as reported by Ukrainska Pravda.

Oleksandr Turchynov, Acting President of Ukraine and Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament, urgently canceled his visit to Lithuania, where he was to participate in the Conference of Speakers of European Union Parliaments. The acting President convened an urgent meeting of the heads of the law enforcement and defense ministries and agencies, taking the urgent situation that occurred in Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts due to separatist demonstrations and violent clashes under his personal control.

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Separatist Demonstration in Donetsk

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Odesa marches for a unified Ukraine with a kilometer-long Ukrainian flag

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Photo: Boris Bukhman

More than 10 thousand people have marched against war and for a unified and peaceful Ukraine in Odesa on March 30, 2014. The activists have spread a kilometer-long flag of Ukraine on the famous Derybasivska street and Prymorskiy boulevard! “One, united, unified Ukraine!” was the main slogan of the march. Continue reading