Donetsk Regional State Administration Building

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Donetsk RSA Building in 2012

The Donetsk Regional State Administration Building in Donetsk is the primary government headquarters (referred to as the Donetsk Regional State Administration; Ukrainian: Донецька обласна державна адміністрація) of Donetsk Oblast, a province located eastern Ukraine. It is located in the city's Voroshilov Raion, along the Pushkin Boulevard. It is currently controlled by the Donetsk People's Republic.

2014 protests[edit]

In March and April 2014, the building was the site of a number of pro-Russian protests. Pro-Russian protesters occupied the Donetsk RSA from March 1 to March 6, 2014, before being removed by the Security Service of Ukraine.[1][2] During that time, Pavel Gubarev declared himself the "People's Governor" of the oblast and was subsequently arrested.[3]

On April 6, 2014, a group of separatists again occupied a part of the RSA building and then declared the creation of the Donetsk People's Republic.[4]

Map of central Donetsk, showing the Donetsk Regional State Administration Building, at the corner of Pushkin and Shevchenko Boulevards, backing on to University Street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ukrainian city of Donetsk epitomizes country's crisis". CBS News. 2014-03-06. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  2. ^ "Oligarch tries to stamp Kiev authority on restive east". The Financial Times. 2014-03-06. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  3. ^ "Pro-Russian Gubarev, a symbol of east Ukraine separatism". GlobalPost. 2014-03-10. Archived from the original on 2014-03-11. Retrieved 2014-03-10. 
  4. ^ Ukraine: Pro-Russians storm offices in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv, BBC News (6 April 2014)