UKRAINE CRISIS: VIKTOR YANUKOVYCH BLAMES PROTESTERS FOR VIOLENCE

19.02.14


Daily Telegraph:  Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych said anti-government protesters had "crossed the limits" by taking to the streets to try to oust him from power, as the number of dead rose to 25.

In an address to the nation on Wednesday after the bloodiest day since demonstrations broke out in November, Mr Yanokovich blamed opposition leaders for the latest violent protests, urging them it was "not too late to stop the conflict".

 

"The leaders of the opposition have disregarded the principle of democracy according to which we obtain power through elections and not on the street ... they have crossed the limits by calling for people to take up arms," he said. "It is a flagrant violation of the law and those who are responsible will face justice."

 

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