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Pro-Russian separatists take Kramatorsk police HQ after firefight

Source: Reuters - Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:53 GMT
Author: Reuters
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KIEV, April 13 (Reuters) - Pro-Russian militants armed with automatic weapons on Saturday took control of the police headquarters in the Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk, 150 km (95 miles) from the Russian border, a Reuters witness said.

An organised military unit of over 20 men wearing matching military fatigues and carrying automatic weapon took over the building around 1700 GMT after arriving on at least two buses.

Video footage showed the men taking orders from a commander and shooting from automatic rifles as they approached the building. (Writing by Conor Humphries; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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