Pro-Russian gunmen seize police station in Ukraine

Gunmen have seized a police station in Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland amid a tense deadlock in the country’s east, where armed pro-Russian protesters have barricaded themselves inside government buildings and demanded independence from Kiev. Full story

Pictured: Policemen guard the regional prosecutor’s office in the Donetsk after separatists tried to storm the building. Photograph: Alexander Khudoteply/AFP/Getty Images