Dozens of people have been hurt in clashes in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. Violence reportedly broke out when pro-Russia activists stormed the regional government’s headquarters.
Thousands of people had gathered outside the building during a protest against Ukraine’s new leaders who ousted President Viktor Yanukovych a week ago.
They denounced the Kyiv authorities that have been installed - and called for reunification
A Russian flag was later seen being raised.
As well as Kharkiv, protests have also taken place in other cities – including Donetsk, Yanukovych’s home town and power base.
The violence in Kharkiv highlights the challenges Ukraine’s new leaders could face in mainly Russian-speaking regions – which oppose the largely pro-Western course charted by the newly installed government.
Copyright © 2015 euronewsMore about:
- 1USA: Los Angeles police shoot homeless man dead
- 2Memorial march: “My hope for Russia has died with the death of Boris Nemtsov”
- 3EU call for unity as Spain and Portugal enter war of words with Greece
- 4Estonia votes in election amid concerns over Russia
- 5Skydiver has lucky escape after seizure at 9,000 feet
- 1euronews live TV - News | euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 2Exclusive: CIA and Mossad are behind Boko Haram and ISIL, says Sudan president | euronews, world news
- 3eurovibes - a selection of Europe’s best music talent
- 4English and Spanish among happiest languages | euronews, world news
- 5Greek debt: who will pay if Greece fails? | euronews, world news
- 6Tens of thousands march in Moscow in memory of Boris Nemtsov | euronews, world news
- 7International news | euronews, latest international news
- 8Exclusive: Tsipras promises meritocracy, transparency for Greece, urges Europe to put people first | euronews, world news
- 9Watch: Ukraine MPs in fierce fist fight outside parliament | euronews, world news
- 10Dramatic dashcam video captures Taiwan plane crash | euronews, world news
- 11Data ‘mocks’ claims migrants try for Europe ‘expecting’ sea rescue | euronews, world news
- 12European Union News | euronews: latest breaking news and headlines about European Union
- 13Kosovo emptying out, hopes for independent future exhausted | euronews, world news
- 14‘Blue’ dress causes internet confusion. Is it white and gold? | euronews, world news
- 15Live updates: follow the 2015 Oscars ceremony | euronews, world news
- 16euronews apps : iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, Nokia S40, Nokia Asha, Smart TV and Google Glass
- 17Implanted RFID chip controls office access for Stockholm workers | euronews, hi-tech
- 18Barack Obama’s silly Buzzfeed video goes viral | euronews, world news
- 19Elastic road surface reduces motorway noise pollution | euronews, futuris
- 20Canada: Valentine’s Day mass shooting plot foiled say police | euronews, world news
Wires > News
- 23:03 CET U.S. to respond to Venezuela’s demand to cut U.S. Embassy staff
- 22:33 CET Brazilian judge orders deportation of fugitive Italian leftist
- 22:29 CET Fugitive ex-NSA contractor Snowden seeks to come home – lawyer
- 22:15 CET Kerry visits Riyadh to soothe fears of stronger Iran under nuclear…
- 21:18 CET Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty, admits giving mistress…
- 21:17 CET U.S. proposes making Radio Marti, broadcaster to Cuba, independent
- 21:11 CET Five dead in Qaeda suicide attack on Houthis in central Yemen
- 20:48 CET Iran calls Obama’s 10-year nuclear demand ‘unacceptable’