Masked activists prepare themselves to fight with police in front of a barricade at the regional administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine, Monday, April 7, 2014.A Ukrainian news agency is reporting that pro-Russian separatists who have seized the regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk proclaimed the region an independent republic. The activists on Monday also called for a referendum on the sovereignty of the Donetsk region, which borders Russia, to be held no later than May 11, the Interfax news agency reported.(AP Photo/Alexander Ermochenko)
Protesters seek Russian troops in eastern Ukraine
Conflict » U.S. warns of “further costs” if Russia continues to destabilize Ukraine.
By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
and ANDREW ROTH
| The New York Times
First Published Apr 07 2014 09:41 pm • Last Updated Apr 07 2014 10:14 pm
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