Ukraine will not declare state of emergency -presidential aide

KIEV Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:05am EST

1 of 2. Pro-European protesters take cover during clashes with Ukrainian riot police in Kiev January 20, 2014.

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KIEV (Reuters) - A senior aide to President Viktor Yanukovich said on Tuesday there would be no declaration of a state of emergency to end the unrest in Ukraine that has brought violent confrontation between protesters and police in the capital.

Asked by a journalist if the presidency was considering such a step, Andriy Klyuev, secretary of the National Council of Security and Defense, said: "There will be no declaration of a state of emergency."

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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