Separatists seize government buildings in Ukraine's Horlivka

30 April 2014 14:10
(QHA) -

Pro-Russia separatists have seized a government building and the police headquarters in the eastern Ukrainian town of Horlivka, RFE/RL.
Municipal officials in Horlivka confirmed media reports on April 30 saying that some 20 armed individuals in military uniforms had seized the two buildings in the city -- which is in Ukraine's volatile eastern region of Donetsk.
There were no immediate reports of casualties.
A police official in Donetsk said weapons were not being stored at the police headquarters in Horlivka.
Pro-Russia separatists have seized government buildings and police posts in about a dozen towns in cities in eastern Ukraine in recent weeks.