Independence declared in Donetsk, West calls it “Illegal”

Ukraine

People watch fireworks celebrating the declaration of independence for Donetsk region at barricades in front of a regional administration building that was recently seized by pro-Russian activists in Donetsk, Ukraine, Monday, May 12, 2014, with a Russian national flag is in the background. Pro-Moscow insurgents in eastern Ukraine declared independence Monday, putting pressure on Kiev to hold talks with the separatists.