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Pro-Russian protesters 'include country's own citizens'

Many of the pro-Russia demonstrators that seized government buildings in the Ukrainian cities of Luhansk, Donetsk and Kharkiv on Monday were "Russia's own citizens", the Ukraine deputy foreign minister has said.

Danylo Lubkivsky told the Today programme that Ukraine "will protect itself" and "ask for military support" if needed.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday 8 April.

  • 08 Apr 2014
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