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Ukrainian crisis heats up as pro-Russian demonstrators storm government buildings

Kiev accuses Putin of fomenting 'separatist disorder'

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A pro-Russian protester waves a Russian flag as he looks out of a window of seized regional administrative building in Kharkiv April 6, 2014. Protesters waving Russian flags seized the regional administrative building in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, the third state premises in eastern Ukraine to be occupied by pro-Russian demonstrators on Sunday, Interfax reported.

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Pro-Russian protesters stand behind a banner as they storm the regional government building in Donetsk April 6, 2014. Around 100 pro-Russian protesters stormed the regional government building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Sunday and hung up a Russian flag in defiance of Kiev's pro-European government. The banner reads, "Donetsk Republic."

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A pro-Russian protester waves a Russian flag behind policemen near the regional government building in Donetsk April 6, 2014.

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A pro-Russian protester argues with policemen near the regional government building in Donetsk April 6, 2014.

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A man shouts during a pro-Russia rally near the regional government building in Donetsk April 6, 2014.

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Protesters set posters depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin on fire during a rally against Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea, near the Russian embassy in Chisinau, April 6, 2014.

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Pro-Russian protesters storm the regional administrative building in Kharkiv April 6, 2014.

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Pro-Russian protesters storm the regional administrative building in Kharkiv April 6, 2014.

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Policemen block pro-Russian protesters near the regional administrative building in Kharkiv April 6, 2014.

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Pro-Russian masked activists gathered at a barricade in front an entrance of the regional administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine, Sunday, April 6, 2014. In Donetsk a large group of people surged into the provincial government building and smashed windows. A gathering of several hundred, many of them waving Russian flags, then listened to speeches delivered from a balcony emblazoned with a banner reading a "Donetsk Republic".

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Pro-Russian activists hold a huge Russian national flag in front of the regional administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine, Sunday, April 6, 2014. In Donetsk a large group of people surged into the provincial government building and smashed windows. A gathering of several hundred, many of them waving Russian flags, then listened to speeches delivered from a balcony emblazoned with a banner reading a "Donetsk Republic".

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A pro-Russian protester breaks a window as they storm the regional government building in Donetsk April 6, 2014. Around 100 pro-Russian protesters stormed the regional government building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Sunday and hung up a Russian flag in defiance of Kiev's pro-European government. Signs on a banner read Donetsk Republic.

Mikhail Maslovsky/REUTERS

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