People’s Militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic, who seized the regional government building in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk in May 2014, declared Donetsk the "people's republic". The pro-Russia groups occupied government buildings after Russian President Putin send troops to the Ukranian border to "protect" the Russian speaking citizens on the country's eastern border with Russia. Donetsk, like much of eastern Ukraine, opposed the anti-government protests that toppled former president Viktor Yanukovich in February 2014 and the pro-Western government that has replaced him, but these separatists appeared to represent the small minority of Donetsk residents who want to separate from Ukraine.Centre of OperationsThe People’s Militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic is active in Donetsk and surrounding areas:
People’s Militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic
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