Kerry Vows Support for Ukrainian Protesters

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Bulgaria: Kerry Vows Support for Ukrainian Protesters US Secretary of State John Kerry. Photo by EPA/BGNES

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday reiterated the United States’ support for Ukraine's protesters.

Kerry said Washington is working with its allies and top officials in Kiev to halt the violence between security forces and government opponents.

“We will stand with the people of Ukraine,” Kerry said in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Kerry added that the United States is coordinating with its allies in efforts to resolve the situation peacefully.

“We are working with our partners to press the government of Ukraine to forego violence, to address the concerns of peaceful protesters, to foster dialogue, promote the freedom of assembly and expression,” he said, as cited by RIA Novosti.

Violence has continued in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, despite President Viktor Yanukovych’s promise to make “concessions.”

In a bid to ease growing tensions in the country, Yanukovich announced on Friday that the Parliament would next week consider pardoning detained political activists and reshuffling the government’s top ministers.

But s as dawn broke on Saturday, fires still burned in Kiev. Overnight, protesters threw rocks and petrol bombs at police, who responded with tear gas.

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sa-sha - 26 Jan 2014 // 10:53:25

;-)...thanks, Yane......and about Kerry: he's not idiot, sure, far from it, he merely - as well as other US politicians - performs the given task: to separate Ukraine from Russia, to take Ukraine-via EU-under USA control, to make Ukraine a NATO-member and to set up US military bases on Ukrainian ensure the "correct democracy",
in brief. To understand it means to understand why USA/EU so fiercely support all this neo-fascist scum in Ukraine.

Yane - 25 Jan 2014 // 16:06:36

Hey, Sasha, this is America 21st century :)

Yane - 25 Jan 2014 // 16:01:23

The Patriot Act. Kerry condemns it fiercely as the stuff of a "knock-in-the-night" police state. He vows "to end the era of John Ashcroft" by "replacing the Patriot Act with a new law that protects our people and our liberties at the same time."

So does that mean he voted against it in 2001? Au contraire! Kerry voted for the law -- parts of which he originally wrote. He singled out its money-laundering sections for particular praise but declared that he was "pleased at the compromise we have reached on the antiterrorism legislation as a whole."

Nothing to see here folks! Just Kerry raving about similar laws in another country. Fine for Americans to be subject to them, but not Ukrainians? Maybe Kerry should get Ukrainian citizenship instead?

sa-sha - 25 Jan 2014 // 14:50:23

Mr.Carry/Kerry' fresh pearls: “We will stand with the people of Ukraine”, “ the government of Ukraine to forego violence”--- and it is the Secretary of State, what a joke.....Sensless to explain to this clown the difference between "people" and "criminals", he will continue to "press" the lawful Govt of the independent State and to support the criminals-ultras....................................

"If God wants to punish, He deprives a human being of the mind"...clearly this saying is not applicable to Mr. Kerry.
How to deprive of something non-existent? Nobody in.

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