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Ukraine: Leader of building occupation clarifies high calibre of protesters01:13

Ukraine: Leader of building occupation clarifies high calibre of protesters

Ukraine, Lugansk
April 10, 2014 at 13:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukraine: Leader of building occupation clarifies high calibre of protesters

One of the three leaders of the occupation of a police building in Lugansk, Alexei Koreaken, spoke on Thursday about the calibre of the people involved in the protest.

Contrary to reports, the former businessman said that protesters were not "just youngsters and drunks" but that among them there are "reserve officers, guys who've had special training." Koreaken was arrested last month by Ukrainian security police, on the charge of separatism.

Meanwhile, dozens of pro-Russian protesters took vigil beneath tents outside the occupied police building. Protesters say they will wait until the end of an ultimatum which has given them 48 hours notice to leave the site before police come in to clear the area. The deadline was announced by the interim acting central government on Wednesday.

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Ukraine: Leader of building occupation clarifies high calibre of protesters

One of the three leaders of the occupation of a police building in Lugansk, Alexei Koreaken, spoke on Thursday about the calibre of the people involved in the protest.

Contrary to reports, the former businessman said that protesters were not "just youngsters and drunks" but that among them there are "reserve officers, guys who've had special training." Koreaken was arrested last month by Ukrainian security police, on the charge of separatism.

Meanwhile, dozens of pro-Russian protesters took vigil beneath tents outside the occupied police building. Protesters say they will wait until the end of an ultimatum which has given them 48 hours notice to leave the site before police come in to clear the area. The deadline was announced by the interim acting central government on Wednesday.