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Ukraine’s acting president has called an emergency security meeting in response to pro-Russian protests in three eastern Ukrainian cities.
Olexander Turchynov cancelled a visit to Lithuania to deal personally with the unfolding events, his office said.
Protesters stormed government buildings and called for a vote on independence in Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv.
The unrest comes amid tensions between Russia and Ukraine over Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
The move, condemned as illegal by Kiev and the West, followed the ousting of Ukraine’s pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych in February.
Thousands of Russian soldiers are reported to have been deployed along the border between Ukraine and Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow has the right to protect the Russian-speaking population Ukraine.
Ukraine’s leaders deny the country’s Russian speakers are under threat and have said they will resist any intervention in their country.
President Turchynov called a meeting of the country’s security chiefs in the capital, Kiev, after Sunday’s disturbances. No further details have so far been released about the meeting.
In Donetsk, a large group of activists broke away from a crowd rallying in the main city square to attack and occupy the regional government seat.
After clashing with riot police and breaking through their lines to enter the building, they raised the Russian flag and hung a banner from the building. Protesters outside cheered and chanted: “Russia, Russia.”
A spokesman for Donetsk local police, said a large group had taken part in the storming of the building.
Around 100 protesters had barricaded themselves inside, he added.