Mish/ Mike Shedlock – Ukraine Parliament Erupts In Violent Brawl; Separatists Seize Buildings In 3 Cities; Kerry Accuses Russia Of Creating Pretext For Invasion; Civil War? – 8 April 2014

MishMikeShedlockToday, another fistfight between pro-Russia separatists and loyalists broke out in parliament.

On Sunday Pro-Russian protesters seized state buildings in three east Ukrainian cities. The Ukrainian government says separatists rigged a building in Luhansk with explosives, a claim the separatists deny. The Ukraine government also claims the the protesters hold 60 hostages.

In response to the renewed violence, US Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia of “Creating Pretext for Invasion”, while Russia said Ukraine’s response could trigger a civil war.

Buildings Seized in Kharkiv, Donetsk, Luhansk

Reuters reports Pro-Russia Protesters Seize Ukraine buildings, Kiev Blames Putin

Pro-Russian protesters seized state buildings in three east Ukrainian cities on Sunday, triggering accusations from the pro-European government in Kiev that President Vladimir Putin was orchestrating “separatist disorder”.

The protesters stormed regional government buildings in the industrial hub of Donetsk and security service offices in nearby Luhansk, waving Russian flags and demanding a Crimea-style referendum on joining Russia.

Protesters also later seized the regional administrative building in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, Interfax news agency reported.

Acting President Oleksander Turchinov called an emergency meeting of security chiefs in Kiev and took personal control of the situation, the parliamentary press service said.

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