Another Ukrainian Town Falls to Anti-Government Forces

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In Ukraine anti-government militia are meeting little or no resistance as they seized control of scores of state buildings across the east of the country. In a major eastern Ukraine city, they stormed and took over the regional prosecutor’s office on Thursday as evidence mounts that Ukrainian authorities are losing control over swaths of the country.

A row of several dozen riot police standing guard at the regional prosecutor’s office earlier fired stun grenades and tear gas when some at the front of the crowd of several hundred people attempted to force their way into the building in Donetsk. As the confrontation escalated, some in the crowd threw rocks and managed to tear shields off the police. Hundreds of onlookers accompanying the protesters, who included several crying children, shouted slogans and hurled abuse.

Upon occupying the building, protesters discarded the Ukrainian flag and replaced it with that of the Donetsk People’s Republic – a movement that seeks either greater autonomy from the central government, or independence and possible annexation by Russia. CCTV’s Kate Parkinson reports from Horlivka, with the latest developments in the region.

Another Ukrainian Town Falls to Anti-Government Forces

Another Ukrainian Town Falls to Anti-Government Forces

In Ukraine anti-government militia are meeting little or no resistance as they seized control of scores of state buildings across the east of the country.In a major eastern Ukraine city, they stormed and took over the regional prosecutor's office on Thursday as evidence mounts that Ukrainian authorities are losing control over swaths of the country. CCTV's Kate Parkinson reports.
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Ukraine’s acting President Olexander Turchynov has reinstated mandatory military service. He said the move came in the face of a deteriorating situation in the country’s eastern and southern regions. Ukraine compelled young men into the military until earlier this year, when former President Viktor Yanukovych scrapped the law. CCTV’s Roza Kazan reports from Donetsk.

Ukraine Reinstates Mandatory Military Service

Ukraine Reinstates Mandatory Military Service

Ukraine's acting President Olexander Turchynov re-instated mandatory military service.He said the move came in the face of a deteriorating situation in the east and the south. Ukraine compelled young men into the military until earlier this year, when former President Viktor Yanukovych, scrapped the law.CCTV's Roza Kazan has the latest from donetsk.
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CCTV’s Mike Walter sits down with James Jatras, Deputy Director of the American Institute in Ukraine, to discuss the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine and the country’s decision to reinstate mandatory military service.

Will Compulsory Military Service Change the Situation in Ukraine?

Will Compulsory Military Service Change the Situation in Ukraine?

CCTV's Mike Walter sits down with James Jatras, Deputy Director of the American Institute in Ukraine, to discuss the ongoing crisis in Eastern Ukraine.
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