Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said that she was flying to Donetsk, where a large-scale pro-Russian protest action continues. In the city, demonstrators seized the buildings of the Security Bureau of Ukraine and the regional administration.
The leader of Fatherland Party said that the buildings of the Donetsk, Kharkov and Lugansk regional administrations, as well as of the Security Service of Ukraine had been seized by separatists.
She expressed confidence that Russian forces were involved in the events with a purpose to "annex the east of Ukraine on the Crimean scenario."
Tymoshenko demanded the authorities should take effort to such events in the future impossible.
Russia has deployed two armies and three units of Airborne Forces to its western borders as part of a verification check, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu said