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“We are going to act in strict compliance with the law. Our unit has been set up to release hostages and fight terrorism,” one of the Alfa leaders said.
The Alfa officers made the decision at a law enforcement meeting in Donetsk and Luhansk in response to an order from Ukraine’s parliament-appointed First Vice-Premier Vitaliy Yaryoma and Andriy Parubiy, the acting secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council, to storm the administrative buildings occupied by the protesters.
Meanwhile, the protesters continue holding the regional administration building in Donetsk and the building of Ukraine’s Security Service in Luhansk.