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Published: Saturday April 12, 2014 MYT 8:00:02 PM
Updated: Saturday April 12, 2014 MYT 8:01:12 PM

Ukraine police says pro-Russian militants seize security service HQ

DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russian militants have seized a second building in the eastern city of Slaviansk, which houses the local headquarters of the state security service, police said on Saturday.

At least 20 armed militants took over the city's police headquarters earlier.

"The same group has seized the building of the SBU (security service) in Slaviansk," Donetsk regional police said in a statement.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk and Conor Humphries; Editing by Pravin Char)

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