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Fire amid protest at Ukrainian TV headquarters; no injuries reported

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Posted at 4:42 PM, Sep 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-04 17:52:12-04
MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian television station has been forced to broadcast from outside its own building after the building caught fire amid a protest.
 
News reports said TV Inter's headquarters in Kiev caught fire on Sunday afternoon. A group of about 20 protesters had gathered outside the building and set tires afire, the reports said.
 
The station is regarded by many Ukrainians as having pro-Russia sentiments. The affiliation of the protesters wasn't immediately known.
 
A conflict in eastern Ukraine between Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian government troops has killed more than 9,500 people.
 
Kiev police official Andrei Krishenko said witnesses indicated a smoke bomb was thrown into the building, the Ukrainska Pravda website reported.
 
No one was reported injured in the fire. The station continued broadcasting from mobile facilities outside the building.
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