Further seizures of official buildings have been reported in east Ukraine as tensions between the new government and pro-Russian protesters rise.
Gunmen occupied a police station and a security services building in the town of Sloviansk. Official buildings in Druzhkovka were reportedly taken over.
A Donetsk police chief quit after pro-Russian crowds marched on a police station demanding his resignation.
The interim interior minister says…exchanges of fire erupted as gunmen tried to storm local administration buildings in Kramatorsk, in the Donetsk region. …
Regional police spokesman Ihor Dyomin described how armed men were bussed to the police station in Sloviansk.
“Six or seven unknown persons got out. They fired several shots in the air and attempted to storm the police department,” he said.
He added that “people in camouflage uniform” and with weapons” were inside the building. …
The Interior Ministry said the aim of the attack was to seize arms from the police station, where some 40 automatic rifles and 400 pistols were stored along with ammunition.