The Seattle TimesMedia center

1 of 18
Image
KONSTANTIN IVANOV / EPA
Advertising

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tensions rise in Eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russian protestors block Ukrainian soldiers with their armored vehicle in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, April 16, 2014. Pro-Russian protestors blocked a column of Ukrainian armored vehicles en route to Slaviansk and did not allow them to pass. Pro-Russian insurgents, who are demanding broader autonomy from Kiev and closer ties to Russia, continued occupying government, police and other administrative buildings in eastern cities, in defiance of an ultimatum by the Ukrainian government to lay down their weapons.