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Ukraine “unable” to stop rebels in eastern regions, Acting President Turchynov says
18:14, 30 April 2014, 674

AKIPRESS.COM - Вщтуеыл Ukraine's police and security forces are “helpless” to quell unrest in two eastern regions bordering Russia, and in some cases are cooperating with the protesters who have seized scores of government buildings and taken people hostage, the country's president said Wednesday.

Oleksandr Turchynov said the goal now was to prevent the agitation from spreading to other territories.

“I will be frank: today, security forces are unable to quickly take the situation in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions under control,” he said at a meeting with regional governors. “The security bodies are unable to carry out their duties of protecting citizens. They are helpless in those matters. Moreover, some of those units are either helping or cooperating with terrorist organizations.”

Turchynov instructed the governors to try to prevent the threat from spreading to more central and southern regions.

He spoke hours after the eastern protesters seized more administrative buildings in eastern Ukraine. Insurgents wielding automatic weapons took control and hoisted their flag on top of the city council building Wednesday morning in the city of Horlivka in Donetsk region. They also took control of a police station in the city, adding to another police building which they had controlled for several weeks.

They now control buildings in about a dozen cities in eastern Ukraine, demanding broader regional rights as well as greater ties or outright annexation by Russia. The militiamen are holding some activists and journalists hostage, including a group of observers from a European security organization.

In Luhansk, one of the largest cities in eastern Ukraine, gunmen in camouflage uniforms maintained control of several government offices they seized Tuesday.

Eastern Ukraine was the heartland of support for Viktor Yanukovych, the ousted president who fled to Russia in February. The government that replaced him in Kiev has resisted the insurgents' demands, fearing they could lead to a breakup of the country or mean that more regions could join Russia, as Crimea did.

Kiev and Western governments accuse Moscow of orchestrating the protests in eastern Ukraine. The United States and the European Union rolled out a fresh set of economic sanctions against Russia this week, but Moscow has remained unbowed, denying its role in the unrest and saying the actions were Kiev's fault.


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