In Khartsizk, Donetk oblast, gunmen seized the city council building. They are apparently led by Regions Rada lawmaker, Vladyslav Lukyanov, Olena Smirnova, a journalist from Donetsk, writes in Facebook Apr. 14.
“It is difficult to say the subjects of what country the gunmen are. Probably, V. Lukyanov knows more as he seems to be control here and is the major speaker at the meeting of pro-Russian separatists,” she wrote.
“Some get the impression that Lukyanov knows well the people inside the council. He doesn’t seem to be worried by what has happened,” the journalist writes.