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News / 22 January 2014 | 11:19
Premier: Government to use force if clashes in Kyiv not stop

Premier: Government to use force if clashes in Kyiv not stop


Ukrainian leadership will have to use force provided by the legislation if the protesters in the center of Kyiv do not stop the confrontation, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said in an interview with the Russian TV channel.

"If provocateurs do not stop, then the government will have to use force provided by the legislation and protect our people," he said. However, the Prime Minister expressed hope that common sense will prevail.

The Prime Minister said that the issue on state of emergency in Ukraine is not discussed, because the authorities have opportunities to solve problems by other means. 

Azarov also stressed that the main aim of the opposition is to obtain power in the country, however, many issues can be solved in other ways, for example, at the negotiating table.

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