Ukraine's President Urges Opposition to Reach Compromise
President Viktor Yanukovych called on the opposition to find a common ground and reach a compromise for the future of Ukraine.
Yanukovich said in a statement Wednesday that some members of the anti-government opposition had crossed the line by urging their supporters to bring weapons to the demonstration in the central square of Ukraine's capital, Kiev.
Ukraine's President insisted that the offenders had to be taken to court over the crude violation of law.
Yanukovich, as cited by the BBC News, accused opposition leaders of ignoring "the basic principle of democracy" according to which power is obtained not on the streets but through elections.
He urged leaders of the opposition to dissociate themselves from the radicals who had triggered bloodshed and clashes with law enforcement or admit that they support the provocateurs.
At least 25 were killed in in violent clashes between anti-government protesters and police on Tuesday in Kiev, according to Ukraine's Health Ministry. Among the victims is a journalist from the local 'Vesti' newspaper, Vyacheslav Veremey, who died of gunshot wounds.
The unrest left 241 people wounded.
The protests began in late November, when President Viktor Yanukovych rejected a landmark association and trade deal with the EU in favor of closer ties with Russia.
The latest wave of violence erupted on Tuesday morning as government supporters blocked opposition attempts to scale back the president's constitutional powers.
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If the previous author jokes, then it is a bad joke, if not...well, it's Sensless to explain to I-D-I-O-T that facts are facts, and all written in my previous text is a simple recital of them, "enriched" during the last day by the "fresh deeds" of the same bandits, one of those "deeds": the governor of Volyn region was captured and chained by the "peaceful protestors" to the post. Then his wife and child were brought to the place and Governor was forced to sign his resignation in order to save their lives. XXI century, Europe, Democracy, "peaceful protestors" and their best friends USA/EU..... "rubbish [I]keep trotting out"......Just have a look, people:
"The latest wave of violence", dear Novinite, was initiated by the BANDITS,"protesters" in your language, who - inspired by the open and permanent support from USA/EU - attack police, seize buildings, torch vehicles, burn tires, kill policemen and ordinary citizens. Right now they appeal people to take up arms and "overthrow the anti-national regime", right now the fresh brigades of "protesters" move to Kiev from the Western regions of Ukraine, right now those bandits capture administrative and police buildings all over the Western Ukraine...It is the well co-ordinated and effected right now, Dear Novinite, Coup d'Etat. And the main responsibility lies just on these BANDITS, on their leaders and on their supporters-coordinators from USA/EU. It remains to hear for USA/ EU "strong condemnation" of......not those bloody bastards, don't worry, Novinite, but Ukrainian authorities and Yanukovich for this bloody mess. And You will inform, sure, about it, right, Dear Novinite?