Protesters clash with police near Ukraine's parliament

KIEV Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:03pm EST

1 of 3. A woman passes by a barricade at the site of recent clashes with riot police in Kiev February 17, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Konstantin Chernichkin

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KIEV (Reuters) - Several thousand protesters clashed with police near the Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday after being stopped from marching to the building in a move to keep up pressure on President Viktor Yanukovich.

After being blocked by a line of trucks about 100 meters short of the building, protesters hurled stones at police, a Reuters witness said.

Police replied with stun and smoke grenades to break up the crowds.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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Spec333 wrote:
The price of gas from Russia may a play a role in why EU is hesitant. In the long run Russia will squeeze EU at the time it will be most effective. Implementing sanctions against Yanukovych need not have the same effect as it did against Belarus or Zimbabwe, and it will strengthen the resolve of the demonstrators and improve their bargaining efforts.

Feb 17, 2014 10:25am EST  --  Report as abuse
Spec333 wrote:
The price of gas from Russia may a play a role in why EU is hesitant. In the long run Russia will squeeze EU at the time it will be most effective. Implementing sanctions against Yanukovych need not have the same effect as it did against Belarus or Zimbabwe, and it will strengthen the resolve of the demonstrators and improve their bargaining efforts.

Feb 17, 2014 10:25am EST  --  Report as abuse
Spec333 wrote:
The price of gas from Russia may a play a role in why EU is hesitant. In the long run Russia will squeeze EU at the time it will be most effective. Implementing sanctions against Yanukovych need not have the same effect as it did against Belarus or Zimbabwe, and it will strengthen the resolve of the demonstrators and improve their bargaining efforts.

Feb 17, 2014 10:25am EST  --  Report as abuse
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