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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ukraine 'on full combat alert' against possible Russia invasion -- The Telegraph.co.uk, AP

Pro-Russian separatists seize control of state buildings in the town of Horlivka, tightening their grip on swathes of Ukraine's east almost unopposed by police 


Armed pro-Russian militians have taken over the regional police building of the eastern Ukraine city of Lugansk Ukraine's military is "on full combat alert" against a possible invasion by Russian troops massed on the border, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said in a ministerial meeting in Kiev on Wednesday.
"Our armed forces are on full combat alert," he said. "The threat of Russia starting a war against mainland Ukraine is real."
Pro-Russian gunmen have seized more administrative buildings in eastern Ukraine, further raising tensions in Ukraine's Russian-leaning regions shaken by separatist unrest.
Insurgents wielding automatic weapons took control and hoisted a separatist flag on top of the city council building on Wednesday morning in the city of Horlivka in the Donetsk region which borders Russia. They also took control of a police station in the city, adding to another police building which they had controlled for several weeks.
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