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Flag of Donetsk people's republic raised above executive committee in Kostiantynivka

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April 28, 2014, 1:47 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

An armed men in military fatigues stand guard in front of a regional administrative building seized last night by pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kostyantynivka on April 28, 2014. Some 20 militants armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles and wearing uniforms with no insignias took control of the town hall and hoisted the flag of the "Donetsk Republic".
© AFP PHOTO / VASILY MAXIMOV

 Gunmen have installed a flag of the "Donetsk people's republic" on the facade of the building of the executive committee of the town of Kostiantynivka (Donetsk region of Ukraine). They have also brought sand bags and car tires.

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