Ukrainian regional police chief steps down

by Reuters
Saturday, 12 April 2014 14:11 GMT

KIEV, April 12 (Reuters) - The regional police chief of the east Ukrainian city of Donetsk said on Saturday he was quitting his post, bowing to demands from pro-Russian protesters.

Above the police headquarters, the Ukrainian flag was no longer flying, and was replaced with a separatist flag, according to a Reuters witness.

"In accordance with your demands I am stepping down," police chief Kostyantyn Pozhydayev told protesters. (Reporting by Lina Kushch in Donetsk and Pavel Polityuk in Kiev; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Christian Lowe)

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