Workers of Metinvest, majority-owned by Rinat Akhmetov's System Capital Management, remove barricades and debris in front of the City Hall in Mariupol May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Pro-Russian insurgents have retreated from government buildings in a major eastern Ukrainian city as steelworkers began citizen patrols, giving residents hope that a wave of anarchy had come to an end.Mariupol, second-largest city in the Donetsk region, was one of the cities in the east overrun by pro-Russian protesters who have been in control of government buildings there for weeks. Citizen patrols began earlier this week as Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine's richest man who is believed to wield great influence in the area, urged the steelworkers at his factories to help the police restore order in the city. The first major citizen patrol was held in Mariupol on Thursday, local police spokeswoman Yulia Lafazan told The Associated Press. There are currently about 100 groups of men consisting of two policemen and six to eight steelworkers patrolling Mariupol streets, she said.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE