Raw: Pro-Russian Protestors Set Fires in Ukraine

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Pro-Russian protesters set tires and plastic barriers on fire in front of the regional assembly building in Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine on Monday night. (April 7)

SHOTLIST

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Kharkiv, Ukraine - 7 April 2014

++NIGHT SHOTS++

1. Wide of pro-Russian protesters with Russian flag near the burning tires in front of Kharkiv regional administration building

2. Wide of man throwing tires onto fire

3. Pull out of protesters bringing plastic barriers towards the fire

4. Mid of protesters walking by camera, carrying plastic barriers towards fire

5. Pan from crowd hitting plastic barriers with sticks to fire

6. Wide of fire and a grenade exploding

7. Wide of fire and people throwing more things onto it, another explosion heard

8. Wide of man with shield standing next to fire and protecting himself from water stream

9. Pull out of people adding more fuel to burning plastic barriers

10. Pull out of protesters blocking fire engine from approaching fire

11. Zoom in to burning window of Kharkiv regional administration building

12. Wide of protesters throwing stones towards police blocked in building and spraying water onto fire

13. Wide of fire and pro-Russian protesters

STORYLINE

Pro-Russian protesters set tires and plastic barriers on fire in front of the regional assembly building in Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine on Monday night.

The building was seized by separatists after demonstrations on Sunday but the Ukrainian police have since regained control.

Earlier on Monday pro-Russia and pro-Ukraine demonstrators clashed in front of the regional assembly building and police struggled to keep the two groups apart as sticks and stones were thrown by protesters on both sides.

Eastern Ukraine was the heartland of support for President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled to Russia after months of protests.

About half of the region's residents are ethnic Russians, many of whom say Ukraine's acting authorities are nationalists who will oppress Russians.

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