Skip to comments.Pro-Russian militants take over TV station in Ukraine's Donetsk (No resistance)
Posted on 04/27/2014 3:39:35 PM PDT by tobyhill
Dozens of pro-Kremlin militants seized the regional television station in Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk on Sunday, an AFP journalist at the scene said.
The insurgents, wearing camouflage uniforms and armed with baseball bats and knives, occupied the interior of the building, preventing anyone from entering.
Most wore a red armband bearing the name of the pro-Russian group Oplot (Bastion).
They were not carrying visible firearms, but militants carried several heavy bags inside the building and refused to answer reporters' questions.
The insurgents covered the trident, Ukraine's national symbol, adorning the entrance with a sticker bearing the name of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk Republic."
"The journalists will be allowed to continue to work but they will have to tell the truth," said one militant, who gave his name as Stanislav.
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“The journalists will be allowed to continue to work but they will have to tell the truth,” said one militant, who gave his name as Stanislav.
The Ukrainians and Russians will not be singing campfire songs of peace and brotherhood anytime soon.
"3CP1 on your dial, Russian Television."
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