Reporters near the eastern town of Kostyantynivka
saw a pro-Russian checkpoint abandoned and smouldering while barricades were hastily erected in the centre.
Monday also saw proA[degrees]Russian separatists seize a local government building in Kostyantynivka
in eastern Ukraine as the US and EU prepared to impose fresh sanctions against Russian individuals and companies.
Elsewhere in the east, pro-Russia militants wearing masks gained another foothold, seizing a city hall building and police station in the city of Kostyantynivka
, 100 miles from the Russian border.
And pro-Russia militants seized a police station in Kostyantynivka
Kalashnikov-toting militants on Monday seized the town hall of Kostyantynivka
— the latest of more than a dozen towns held by pro-Russian rebels.
The rebels took another town on Monday morning, seizing the police headquarters and municipal administration building in Kostyantynivka
. Reuters journalists at the scene saw about 20 well organized gunmen controlling the administration building.
Gunmen wearing uniforms with no insignias moved into the local administrative building in Kostyantynivka
on Monday morning and raised the flag of the self-proclaimed "DonetskRepublic".
AFP reporters near the eastern town of Kostyantynivka
, where rebels seized the town hall on April 28, saw a pro-Russian checkpoint abandoned and smouldering and barricades being hastily erected in the centre.
, 80,000 inhabitants: Town hall taken on April 28.