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Ukraine security chiefs signal allegiance to protesters
February 22, 2014 / 1:28 PM / 4 years ago

Ukraine security chiefs signal allegiance to protesters

KIEV (Reuters) - The heads of four Ukrainian security bodies, including the police’s Berkut anti-riot units, appeared in parliament on Saturday and declared they would not take part in any conflict with the people.

Anti-government protesters are transported in a truck body in the Independence Square in Kiev February 22, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

They represented the paratroop unit of the military, the Berkut anti-riot police, Alfa special operations unit and military intelligence. The Interior Ministry had already signaled its allegiance to anti-government protests under a new minister from the ranks of the opposition.

Reporting by Pavel Polityuk, Writing by Matt Robinson, Editing by Timothy Heritage

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