One killed as Ukraine forces disperse crowd

One man was shot dead and a second was wounded when the Ukrainian National Guard tried to disperse a crowd outside a municipal building in the eastern Ukrainian town of Krasnoarmeisk, which lies north-east of the city of Donetsk.

Armed pro-Russian separatists take position outside the police barracks in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk
Armed pro-Russian separatists take position outside the police barracks in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk Credit: AA / TT/TT News Agency/Press Association Images

The Interfax-Ukraine news agency quoted witnesses as saying the incident occurred when members of the Guard's "Dnipr" battalion fired shots as a crowd tried to block their entry into the building.

Video taken at the building appeared to show a crowd dispersing as shots rang out, although It was unclear where the shots came from, reported Reuters.

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