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Police re-capture government building in Donetsk

Police re-captured the administrative headquarters of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk and have around 68 pro-Russian protesters in custody who are being questioned over the occupation.

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Russia blocks Ukraine protest websites

A woman holds a board displaying a portrait of Russia's President Vladimir Putin during a procession in central Moscow Credit: Reuters

Russia's internet monitoring agency has blocked 13 web pages linked to the Ukraine protest movement which helped oust the country's Russia-leaning president last week.

Roskomnadzor said in a statement published online that it had been ordered by the general prosecutor's office to shut down the pages on Russia's leading social media website, VKontakte.

The largest pro-demonstration group, which has more than 500,000 members, was not accessible to users on Russian territory today.

While much of Russian media is state-controlled, the internet has so far remained largely free from censorship and has provided an active forum for anti-government criticism.

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