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Ukrainian opposition meet Yanukovich amid clashes

Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 01:24

Jan. 25 - Ukrainian opposition leaders held fresh talks with President Viktor Yanukovich, as protesters stormed a local parliament building and attempted to occupy the main energy ministry building. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Ukrainian opposition leaders held fresh talks with President Viktor Yanukovich Saturday... trying to make head-way in ending two months of unrest. But tensions are high in Kiev and beyond the city's borders. Protesters stormed a parliament building in the city of Vinnytsia southwest of Kiev, kicking out riot police and local deputies. Other activists attempted to occupy the main energy ministry building. And the violence is not easing up. Opposition leader Vitaly Klitschko called on law enforcement to protect the rights of anti-government protesters. (SOUNDBITE) UKRAINIAN OPPOSITION LEADER, VITALY KLITSCHKO, SAYING "Do not fulfil these criminal orders. Do not take part in repressions against the citizens of our country. Protect the people. I ask those of you who has professional honor and a conscious to do this. You have the guarantee that you'll keep your jobs!" Three protesters died this week in violent clashes, two from gunshot wounds and more than 100 people have been detained. According to police, 24 were formally arrested.

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Ukrainian opposition meet Yanukovich amid clashes

Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 01:24