Tensions Running High in Donetsk

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Tensions are running high in Donetsk, one of the centers of the anti-Kiev protests in eastern Ukraine. On Wednesday, rumors of a possible attack swept social media.

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s acting President conceded Wednesday that his police and security forces were “helpless” to stifle unrest in the country’s east, where pro-Russia gunmen seized more buildings, walking into the police station and mayor’s office without resistance.

Eastern opposition also took control of the customs service building in Donetsk, the region’s main city, and city hall in Alchevsk, an industrial center of about 110,000, adding to the scores of buildings seized over the past month in the east, where a dozen cities are now in their hands. CCTV’s Roza Kazan reports.

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Tensions Running High in Donetsk

Tensions Running High in Donetsk

Tensions are running high in Donetsk, one of the centers of the anti-Kiev protests in eastern Ukraine. On Wednesday, rumors of a possible attack swept the social media. CCTV's Roza Kazan reports.

Ukraine’s acting President says the government’s security forces are “helpless” to combat unrest in the eastern region. This comes after another eastern Ukrainian city has been taken over by masked gunmen. CCTV’s Mike Walter interviews Job Henning, a fellow at the Truman project, to discuss the ongoing crisis.

Ukraine Helpless to Defeat the Unrest?

Ukraine Helpless to Defeat the Unrest?

Ukraine's acting President says the government's security forces are "helpless" to combat unrest in the eastern region. This comes after another eastern Ukrainian city is taken over by masked gunmen. CCTV's Mike Walter interviews Job Henning, fellow at the Truman project, to discuss the ongoing crisis.

Russia’s economic troubles due to sanctions are already hitting companies around the world. The fall of the Russian ruble is lowering profit margins and opportunities for industries ranging from restaurants to car makers. CCTV’s Jessica Stone reports with details.

Sanctions on Russia Hurt Western Companies

Sanctions on Russia Hurt Western Companies

Russia's economic troubles due to sanctions are already hitting companies around the world. The fall of the Russian ruble is lowering profit margins and opportunities for industries ranging from restaurants to car makers. CCTV's Jessica Stone reports with details.