Donetsk’s pro-Russian activists prepare referendum for ‘new republic’

Pro-Russian protesters in Donetsk

Irina Grinenko rushed through the barbed-wired barricades and into the occupied regional administration building in Donetsk, rolls of toilet paper in one hand and a bag of bandages in the other.

“If they attack us, I will bandage people,” the pro-Russian protester said, adding that she expected an assault by non-local law enforcement personnel.

“We will be here until the end, until they beat us out or meet our demands … I want an autonomous region on good terms with Russia,” she added.

The Guardian

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