Thursday, July 31, 2014   

Kiev battleground claims 25, Kremlin fears Yanukovych regime will become doormat
(02-20 18:56)

At least 25 protesters were killed in clashes between thousands of demonstrators and heavily-armed riot police in the heart of Kiev, AFP correspondents at the scene said.
Amid the chaos, Russia, which was due to release US$2 billion in aid to Ukraine this week, said Kiev needs a strong government,
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told the cabinet: “We need partners who are in good shape and for the authorities that work in Ukraine to be legitimate and effective, so that people don't wipe their feet on the authorities like a doormat.’’
Bodies of eight demonstrators are lying outside Kiev's main post office on Independence Square, an AFP reporter said. The bodies of 17 other demonstrators with apparent gunshot wounds were also seen in the vicinity of two hotels on opposite sides of the protest encampment.
Medvedev insisted that Ukraine must “protect its people, protect its security structures... Only in that case can we develop full economic co-operation.''
Russia will “try to do everything to fulfil the promises that were given,'' the prime minister said, apparently referring to the US$15 bailout deal secured by President Viktor Yanukovych in December soon after he scrapped an agreement with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Russia.--AFP

   
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