Pro-Russian Activists Occupy Government Buildings in Eastern Ukraine

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Despite the warning, pro-Russian activists continued to occupy buildings in the eastern part of the country for the third consecutive day.  
Facing threats of forcible eviction by the Ukrainian government, pro-Russian demonstrators who have seized the 11-story government headquarters in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine’s second-biggest city, suffered a further blow Wednesday when local political barons who share their deep dislike of Ukraine’s new government demanded that they give up and hand over any weapons. The protesters, however, vowed to stand firm, fortifying barricades erected around the Donetsk regional administration building as a thinning crowd of several hundred supporters chanted “Russia, Russia” and cheered calls for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia to protect them. CCTV’s Stephanie Freid has more from Donetsk.

Pro-Russian Activists Occupy Government Buildings in Eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russian Activists Occupy Government Buildings in Eastern Ukraine

Despite the warning, pro-Russian activists continued to occupy buildings in the eastern part of the country for the third consecutive day. CCTV's Stephanie Freid has more from Donetsk.

Meantime, there’s word from Europe that negotiators from Russia, the Ukraine, the EU and the United States will meet some time next week to try to move their diplomatic efforts forward. The Russians have yet to confirm they are attending. CCTV’s Jessica Stone reports from The White House with details.

Negotiators from Russia, EU and U.S to Meet Next Week?

Negotiators from Russia, EU and U.S to Meet Next Week?

Negotiators from Russia, the Ukraine, the EU and the United States will meet some time next week to try to move their diplomatic efforts forward. The Russians have yet to confirm they are attending. CCTV's Jessica Stone reports from The White House with details.

For more on the crisis, we’re joined by Ivan Eland, from the Center on Peace and Liberty. Next week could see the first four way talks between Russia, Ukraine, the EU and U.S. since the crisis began.

Ukraine Crisis: Key Four-way Talks Announced

Ukraine Crisis: Key Four-way Talks Announced

For more on the crisis, we're joined by Ivan Eland, from the Center on Peace and Liberty. Next week could see the first four way talks between Russia, Ukraine, the EU and U.S. since the crisis began.