Pro-Russian Demonstrators Storm Building

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Demonstrators demanding more power for Ukraine's regions have stormed the regional administration building in Luhansk, one of the largest cities in Ukraine's troubled east, further raising tensions in the east. (April 29)

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Luhansk, Ukraine - 29 April 2014

1. Various of pro-Russian demonstrators charging Luhansk regional administration building and smashing windows

2. Various of demonstrators climbing into building through broken windows

3. Pan of crowd outside

4. Man wearing combat fatigues and riot helmet walking upstairs inside the building carrying shield and Russian flag

5. Demonstrators, some with shields and Russian flags, wearing combat fatigues walking upstairs

6. Demonstrators walking into upstairs room

7. Top shot from window of crowd below

STORYLINE:

Demonstrators demanding more power for Ukraine's regions have stormed the regional administration building in Luhansk, one of the largest cities in Ukraine's troubled east.

The action on Tuesday further raises tensions in the east, where insurgents have seized control of police stations and other government buildings in at least 10 cities and towns.

The demonstrators who stormed the building in Luhansk, like those elsewhere in the east, seek a referendum on granting greater authority to Ukraine's regions.

Eastern Ukraine, with a large Russian-speaking population, was the heartland of support for Viktor Yanukovych, the Russia-friendly president who was ousted in February.

An Associated Press photographer said police troops were marshaled outside the seized building in Luhansk.

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