Ukraine disbands police unit accused of violence

Feb 26, 2014 6:35 AM

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's acting interior minister says he has disbanded a feared riot police force many accuse of attacks on protesters.

Anti-government protesters have blamed the force known as Berkut for violent attacks against peaceful demonstrators protesting President Viktor Yanukovych's (yah-noo-KOH'-vih-chez) decision to ditch closer ties with the European Union and turn to Moscow instead.

Clashes between protesters and police have left more than 80 people dead.


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