Armed men raise Russian flag over east Ukraine police HQ

Armed pro-Russian militants raised the Russian flag in an eastern Ukrainian city today, deepening Ukraine’s stand-off with Moscow which, Kiev warned, was dragging Europe closer to a “gas war” that could disrupt supplies across the Continent. At least 20 men armed with pistols and rifles took over the police and security services headquarters in Slaviansk, about 150km (90 miles) from the border with Russia. Officials said the men had seized…
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