Russia trying to 'dismember Ukraine': PM Yatsenyuk

Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Monday accused Russia of being behind a series of seizures by protesters of regional government buildings and said Moscow was trying to 'dismember' his country.

"There is a plan to destabilise the situation, a plan for foreign forces to cross the border and seize the territory of the country, which we will not allow," Yatsenyuk told a government meeting. "This scenario is written by the Russian Federation and it's only purpose is to dismember Ukraine."