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Ukraine Offers Deal to Pro-Russian Supporters

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Ukraine's acting President Oleksandr Turchynov announced today, that pro-Russian supporters who leave occupied structures and disarm, will not be arraigned.

The Premiere declared to Parliament, "In the case when people put down their weapons and free administrative buildings, we don't need to approve laws about amnesty. We guarantee there will be no criminal prosecutions of people who put down their weapons and leave the buildings. And I am prepared to formalize it with a presidential decree". Turchynov explained, "...the main problem is that the people who are holding the buildings in Donetsk and Luhansk are being used by the enemies of Ukraine".

The acting president's statement follows Ukrainian Acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov's words, that the separatist demonstrations would be resolved within 48 hours time, through force or negotiations. The three citywide protests that started on Sunday, are taking place in Kharkiv, Luhansk and Donetsk.

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen additionally has blamed Moscow of: "...stirring up ethnic tensions in eastern Ukraine and provoking unrest...As I speak, some 40,000 Russian troops are massed along Ukraine's borders...not training, but ready for combat. We have seen the satellite images, day after day". There is an approximated 40,000 Russian soldiers posted at the border.

Russia has counteracted claims, "Russia has repeatedly stated that it does not conduct unusual or unplanned activities which are militarily significant on its territory near the border with Ukraine". The Western World has severely condemned the nation for its recent annexation of Crimea.