Armed pro-Russian extremists launch coordinated attacks in Donetsk Oblast, seize regional police headquarters, set up checkpoints (UPDATE)

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Apr. 12, 2014 19:48
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Armed pro-Russian extremists guard a police station in the eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk after it was seized by a few dozen gunmen on April 12
Photo by Kostyantyn Chernichkin

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine -- In what looks like a special Russian military operation that resembles the Kremlin's Crimean invasion, masked men in army fatigues and bulletproof vests, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles, seized the police station and district Security Service of Ukraine headquarters in Sloviansk, a Donetsk Oblast city of 125,000 people. 

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