Ukraine Liveblog Day 72: Russian-Backed Separatists Make Gains in Gorlovka

April 30, 2014
Russian-backed fighters outside the Lugansk police headquarters yesterday. Photo: Reuters / Vasily Fedosenko

As Russian-backed fighters seize the city council building in Gorlovka, consolidating their gains yesterday in Lugansk, Oleksandr Turchynov, President of Ukraine, has announced that the Ukrainian armed forces are on “full combat alert”.

Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast.

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