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In Photos: Pro-Russia Protesters Seize Buildings in Ukraine

The protesters are demanding a referendum that is similar to what led to the annexation of Crimea by Russia last month.

by VICE News
Apr 9 2014, 8:15pm

Photos by Frederick Paxton

Pro-Russia protesters have stormed and seized several Ukrainian government buildings in at least three different cities in the past week. The protesters are demanding a referendum that is similar to the legislation that led to the annexation of Crimea by Russia last month.

VICE News' Frederick Paxton captured the scene of the occupied security headquarters in Luhansk.

All photos by Frederick Paxton

Things are heating up all over Ukraine again. Read more here.

A crowd of pro-Russian activists marched through the streets of Luhansk on April 8, waving what appeared to be the flags of the Russian Airborne Troops and the USSR VDV (Soviet Airborne).

Pro-Russia protesters storm Ukrainian government buildings. Read more here.

Watch all of VICE News' dispatches, Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine here.