Protesters in control of police HQ in Donetsk, Slaviansk, Kramatorsk

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Tensions remain high in Ukraine with separatist protesters still in control of police buildings in several eastern cities.

In the self-proclaimed state of People’s Republic of Donetsk, pro-Russian protesters have been holding the regional police headquarters since Saturday. The city's regional police chief said he was quitting his post, bowing to protesters' demands. In Slaviansk, anti-Kiev protesters raised the banner of the "Donetsk People's Republic", calling for a referendum and unification with Russia. Russia supporters are also in control of the police headquarters in Kramatorsk. Protesters have rejected Kiev's offer of amnesty in return for leaving the government buildings they've seized. Calls for separation from Ukraine have become louder since Crimea joined neighboring Russia following a referendum last month.

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