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Armed men seize eastern Ukraine police station

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 12, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.

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Masked pro-Russian activists march after leaving a regional prosecutor's office in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Saturday morning a group of pro-Russian activists armed with metal sticks seized the office. Later they left the building after talks with police. Nobody was arrested.

— At least a dozen armed men have seized a police station in a small town in eastern Ukraine as tensions in the country's Russia-speaking regions intensify.

The Ukrainian Interior Ministry said men in camouflage stormed a police station in Slovyansk early Saturday. The town is about 55 miles south of the regional center, Donetsk, where pro-Russian protesters have occupied a government building for nearly a week.

Interior Minister Arsen Avakov pledged a "very tough response" to the seizure.

Video on a local website showed several armed men in balaclavas guarding the entrance to the police station.

Protesters who have held the administration building in Donetsk since Sunday initially called for a referendum on secession but later reduced the demand to a vote on autonomy within Ukraine.

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