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Ukraine: Lugansk pro-Russians refuse to budge01:36

Ukraine: Lugansk pro-Russians refuse to budge

Ukraine, Lugansk
April 11, 2014 at 09:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukraine: Lugansk pro-Russians refuse to budge

Leaders of the self-titled "South Eastern Ukrainian Army" gave a press conference inside the occupied SBU building on Friday.

Alexei Koriakin, a South Eastern Ukrainian Army member of staff, said the building's pro-Russian occupants had no intention of vacating the premises despite the threat of force from the Kiev government.

He added that he and fellow pro-Russians were calling for the federalisation of Ukraine, and asked central authorities to listen to the "voice of the people."

Ukraine: Lugansk pro-Russians refuse to budge01:36
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Ukraine: Lugansk pro-Russians refuse to budge

Leaders of the self-titled "South Eastern Ukrainian Army" gave a press conference inside the occupied SBU building on Friday.

Alexei Koriakin, a South Eastern Ukrainian Army member of staff, said the building's pro-Russian occupants had no intention of vacating the premises despite the threat of force from the Kiev government.

He added that he and fellow pro-Russians were calling for the federalisation of Ukraine, and asked central authorities to listen to the "voice of the people."

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