On Wednesday, a group of separatists of about 30 people entered the building of the Alchevsk City Council, after which the Ukrainian flag was withdrawn from it, the press service of the Luhansk Regional Branch of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine has reported.
"The activists held talks with government officials, another flag appeared on the mayor's office. However, it is not the Russian flag, but the flag of Alchevsk. The Ukrainian flag was removed. Most of the executive committee employees went home in the afternoon, the management remains at their workplaces," a statement reads.The pro-Russian extremists also entered the building of the Sverdlovsk town Сouncil in Luhansk region, local activists said. According to activist Olena Stepanets, unknown people and the Party of Regions representatives also arrived in the city from Luhansk.