Gunmen Storm Government Offices in Eastern Ukraine

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April 8 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg’s Ryan Chilcote reports on the unrest in Eastern Ukraine as Pro-Russian Separatists seize administration buildings in Luhansk and Donetsk. He speaks to Mark Barton on Bloomberg Television’s “Countdown.” (Source: Bloomberg)


If you take the surrounding area, you're talking about a couple of million people, the fifth biggest city in the country.

Donetsk is an interesting place.

It is very important to ukraine.

This is ukraine's second-biggest city.

Armed men moved in.

You were running battles throughout the night.

The ukrainian interior ministry, representing the federal government, has just posted that they have taken that building back.

We will have to check that.

Then there is another city called lujan scott -- luhansk, another building was taken.

Not sure if they're still holding it very all in all, this is an area that includes 10 million people.

The majority in the cities or ethnic ukrainians?

Ukrainians, perhaps.

I don't know the answer to that heard it gets messy, you have ethnic ukrainians who speak russian and ethnic russians who speak ukrainian.

Ukraine says this is russia trying to pull ukraine apart.

These demonstrations and the seizures of government buildings is basically what happened in crimea and as a pretext of them moving in russian forces.

They say they will take these territories and these buildings back.

Russia, for its part, has come out with some extraordinary statements calling on ukraine to halt military preparations to the east of the country, saying that americans have dressed themselves up as ukrainian special forces and that american private specialist security service people are working in don't ask -- donetsk.

They will leave it to the people in eastern ukraine if they want to join with russia.

We have not heard from anyone higher up in the white house, saying that if the russians going to eastern ukraine, there will be more sanctions.

What has happened in moldova?

The former soviet republic has a region called trans-mr.

-- transniestra.

They got a bunch of russian forces.

It is a world of its own.

Yesterday, the president came out and said they to are seeking to join russia.

Ryan, see later.

Stalling demand is curving -- is

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