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Ukraine: Armed police searches for Izjum-bound vehicles00:39

Ukraine: Armed police searches for Izjum-bound vehicles

Ukraine, Izjum
April 15, 2014 at 00:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukraine: Armed police searches for Izjum-bound vehicles

Roads leading up to the city of Izjum, located in the eastern Kharkiv Oblast, were subject to Ukrainian police patrols and checks on Tuesday. Officers carrying Kalashnikovs could be seen searching lorries and other passing vehicles.

Tighter security checks around Izjum come amid widespread pro-Russia rallies in the region over the past week, which have coincided with the occupation of police stations, town halls and regional administration buildings in cities like Lugansk and Donetsk.

The Rada-appointed interim government in Kiev has threatened to intervene militarily.

Ukraine: Armed police searches for Izjum-bound vehicles00:39
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Ukraine: Armed police searches for Izjum-bound vehicles

Roads leading up to the city of Izjum, located in the eastern Kharkiv Oblast, were subject to Ukrainian police patrols and checks on Tuesday. Officers carrying Kalashnikovs could be seen searching lorries and other passing vehicles.

Tighter security checks around Izjum come amid widespread pro-Russia rallies in the region over the past week, which have coincided with the occupation of police stations, town halls and regional administration buildings in cities like Lugansk and Donetsk.

The Rada-appointed interim government in Kiev has threatened to intervene militarily.

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