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New Donetsk governor says Russians behind east Ukraine clashes

New Donetsk governor says Russians behind east Ukraine clashes

The new governor of the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk on Friday said Russians were behind violent clashes between rival demonstrators in which one man was killed, and accused Moscow of distorting the truth in its account of what happened.

Dmitriy Chernyavskiy, 22, was stabbed to death in Donetsk, the heartland of Ukraine’s Russian-speaking coalfields, after pro-Russian protesters clashed with others favoring European integration and denouncing Russia’s incursion into Crimea.

Four of 29 people injured received hospital treatment.

“Sadly, we note that there were, according to police, a lot of people concentrated there who were not from Ukraine,” Serhiy Taruta told journalists in an oblique reference to Russia.

Source: Reuters

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