Ukraine in focus of international society
International society comments on the developments in Ukraine, where over a hundred of people, both protestors and riot police officers were injured in the last night`s strikes.
National Security Secretary Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden has made official statement regarding the situation in Kiev.
`We are deeply concerned by the violence taking place today on the streets of Kyiv and urge all sides to immediately de-escalate the situation. The increasing tension in Ukraine is a direct consequence of the government failing to acknowledge the legitimate grievances of its people,` Hayden said.
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has welcomed the readiness of the Ukraine`s authorities on negotiations. Bildt posted on twitter:
`I welcome announcement in Kiev of talks to resolve the political crisis. But solution is only possible if there is no regime repression,` Bildt wrote.
British Foreign Minister William Hague has also condemned violence in Ukraine, saying `Following with concern reports of violent clashes in Ukraine. Violence is not the answer`.
EU ambassador to Ukraine Jan Tombinski has called upon the protestors to keep peace. The ambassador did not rule out that the violence of the protestors might prompt the authorities to use more aggressive measures against demonstrators.