Armed men seize police department in east Ukraine

MOSCOW, April 12 Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:29am EDT

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MOSCOW, April 12 (Reuters) - Several armed men have seized a police department in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a Facebook post on Saturday.

"Armed men in camouflage uniforms seized the police department in Slaviansk. The response will be very tough because there is a difference between protesters and terrorists," Avakov said, giving no further details. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Christian Lowe)

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