Ukrainian opposition calls on to stop violence

20 January 2014 12:18
KYIV (QHA) - Ukraine’s Opposition leader Arseniy Yatseniuk called on the protesters to stop violence. “I condemn violence, which has recently occurred. This is not our plan... We will not allow the war in the country and the seizure of power... Violence does not lead to anything other than bloodshed,” the opposition leader said from the stage on the Maidan, Ukrinform reports. In turn, UDAR party leader Vitali Klitschko promised to make everything to stop clashes in Kyiv. “Today the situation is so tense in the society that people cannot stand, Klitschko noted on the air of Public TV. We use every possibility in order not to allow the bloodshed. I approached the police and Berkut heads and called on them not to use weapons,” he stressed. As reported Sunday, following a meeting on the Maidan in Kyiv, part of protesters went to the government quarter. At the beginning of Hrushevskoho Street, they were met by the police cordon, violent clashes started, which continue until now.