Russia’s Sergei Lavrov: Ukraine getting ‘out of control’

(BBC)–Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned that protests in Ukraine are “getting out of control”.

He described violent clashes between anti-government protesters and police as “scary” and accused EU politicians of stirring up the situation.

Tuesday saw an uneasy standoff on the street of the capital after a second consecutive night of clashes.

Young men threw fireworks and petrol bombs at police guarding the road leading up to the Ukrainian parliament.

Police violently beat some protesters.

Protesters have been camped out in Kiev since late November, angered by the government’s turn to Moscow and its rejection of a planned treaty with the EU.

An array of new anti-protest laws, hastily passed by parliament last week, will come into force on Wednesday.

Mr Lavrov’s warning came after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Monday cautioned that the violence threatened the country’s stability.

Continue reading: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25823091

BBC)–Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned that protests in Ukraine are “getting out of control”.

He described violent clashes between anti-government protesters and police as “scary” and accused EU politicians of stirring up the situation.

Tuesday saw an uneasy standoff on the street of the capital after a second consecutive night of clashes.

Young men threw fireworks and petrol bombs at police guarding the road leading up to the Ukrainian parliament.

Police violently beat some protesters.

Protesters have been camped out in Kiev since late November, angered by the government’s turn to Moscow and its rejection of a planned treaty with the EU.

An array of new anti-protest laws, hastily passed by parliament last week, will come into force on Wednesday.

Mr Lavrov’s warning came after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Monday cautioned that the violence threatened the country’s stability.

Continue reading: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25823091

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