|arya||Date: Monday, 07-April-2014, 7:44 PM | Message # 1|
Pro-Russian activists occupying a regional government building in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk have reportedly declared a 'sovereign republic'.
Demonstrators seized official buildings in three eastern cities - Kharkiv, Luhansk and Donetsk - on Sunday night, demanding referendums be held on whether to join Russia.
Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk says such protests are part of a plan to destabilise the country and bring in Russian troops.
Group of activists in Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine declare the region autonomous from Kiev, This happened after radicals stormed local govt building. RT's correspondent Maria Finoshina has more.