Monday, January 20, 2014

Many Injured in Clashes with Riot Police in Kiev; Ukrainian Pres. to Negotiate with Protest Leaders

At least 100 protesters were injured today (January 20, 2014) after clashes with riot police in Ukraine's capital, Kiev, according to the Euro News website.

Volunteer medics treated them on the ground, with dozens sent to a hospital. The Interior Ministry said 30 police had been hurt, with more than 10 hospitalized.

Despite appeals from opposition leaders not to resort to violence, a minority threw molotov cocktails and stones at police overnight on Sunday. They are angry at new legislation banning protests which they say paves the way for a police state.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Yanukovych says he will negotiate with opposition leaders and that a cross-party commission would be set up today to try to resolve the crisis. Also, the Ukrainian government has threatened to outlaw the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) for holding outdoor prayer services to support opposition protesters in Kiev's Central Square.

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