As an unexpected twist, the convention of Donetsk Rada and local lawmakers has urged the separatists in Donbas to lay down their arms and free the seized governmental buildings, Interfax-Ukrayina reports Apr. 16.
Simultaneously, Regions keep pushing for a referendum on the status of Ukraine, Russian becoming the second state language, and amnesty for all protesters.
Meanwhile, attacks and seizures of governmental building have intensified.
The local police side with the separatists in increasing numbers.
Some experts assume the latest developments are the attempt by Regions to demonstrate their power in Donbas and use the disturbances as a bargaining chip in their confrontation with Kyiv.