Across Ukraine, in Kiev, the interim administration of the country announced that conscription would be brought in, at least until the situation is under control. A presidential decree has reinstated conscription as violence in the east of the country looks set to escalate out of control. The military held drills in Kiev overnight.
Police authority in Donetsk was not only undermined today, it was wiped away. Images of masked men in various official buildings have a threatening feel to them.
As a People's Republic is declared in parts of the East of Ukraine the masked gangs also seized important sites in Luhansk, Horlivka and Alchevsk.
Russia continues to deny involvement or stirring up unrest and trouble in the region. Russian President Putin insists that he has no plans to launch an invasion or annexation of any parts of the Ukraine following the secession of Crimea.
Taking back Crimea however has reportedly led to increased nationalism in Russia. On May 1, an important day for Russia, thousands marched in Red Square Moscow in support of Putin.
As Ukraine's acting President Olexander Turchynov admits his forces are "helpless" to quell unrest in some parts of the east we wonder where it will end.
Turchynov said Wednesday the goal is now to prevent unrest from spreading in other parts of Ukraine.