Pro-Kremlin protesters have taken control of the prosecutors office in the eastern Ukranian city of Donetsk.
In addition demonstrators have occupied the security service headquarters.
The offices of the Industrial Union of Donbass, which is chaired by the city’s governor oligarch Serhiy Taruta, have also been taken over by pro-Kremlin groups.
Protesters are demanding a referendum similar to the one in Crimea.
Demonstrators removed the Ukrainian flag from the prosecutors offices and replaced it with the Russian tricolour.