Ukraine claims city hall in Mariupol cleared of pro-Russia militants, but reality on ground less clear

April 24, 2014 11:58 AM

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Ukraine claims city hall in Mariupol cleared of pro-Russia militants, but reality on ground less clear

DONETSK, Ukraine -- Police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern Ukrainian city of the pro-Russia protesters who had been occupying it for over a week, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Thursday as government forces appeared to be resuming operations in the east. Local police officials and protesters, however, presented quite another picture of what happened in the city of Mariupol.

Pro-Russia protesters and masked gunmen have been occupying government buildings across eastern Ukraine for nearly two weeks and refusing to recognize Ukraine's fledging government.

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