China News Service, February 19th According to US media reports, on the evening of the 18th local time, on the streets of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, police and anti-government protesters broke out. CNN news that 21 people were killed in the conflict the next morning. Ukrainian President Yanukovych and the opposition leader held an emergency meeting on the night but the negotiations failed. The President informed that the opposition would not stop the police from clearing the Kiev Independence Square.
According to reports, the Ukrainian opposition party “Ukrainian Reform Democratic Alliance” leader Vitali & middot; Klitschko went to the Yanukovych Presidential Office to discuss the riots after the bloody conflict broke out. He told reporters that Yanukovych asked the opposition to “stop the resistance” and lay down the weapons, and Krychinko said they did not have weapons. According to Agence France-Presse, Krychinko said that Yanukovich said that there is only one solution to the negotiations, that is, to clear the field and let everyone go home.
“ I think the authorities should immediately withdraw the police and stop making bloodshed because there are people who have been killed in the conflict. “Krychinko said,” I told Yanukovych how can someone negotiate a casualty, and unfortunately he does not understand the problem. & rdquo;
On February 18th, Ukrainian anti-government riots escalated. Demonstrators had bloody clashes with police on the streets of Kiev. Soon, 21 people including the police have been killed and hundreds of people have been injured. Many people are seriously injured.
In response, the Ukrainian government condemned some demonstrators “to provoke violence and illegal acts for no reason”, impacting the government office building, setting fire to houses, causing serious physical harm to law enforcement personnel.
The White House informed U.S. Vice President Biden and Yanukovych on the evening of the 18th that the White House said that Biden was seriously concerned about the bloody clashes on the streets of the Ukrainian capital Kiev on the phone, requesting “ President Yanukovych withdrew from the government and kept restraint to the utmost extent.
Biden said that the United States condemns the use of violence by any party, but the Ukrainian government has a special responsibility for easing the situation, urging Yanukovych to immediately talk to the opposition leaders and respond to the legitimate demands of the demonstrators. Political reform program.
And the Russian Foreign Ministry said on the 18th that the situation in Ukraine has intensified again, and that Western politicians have appeased the radical forces of Ukraine, ignoring them and arguing against the legitimate government led by Yanukovych.
Responsible Editor: Liu Yang