Ukraine's leader blames opposition for violence that's killed at least 25 and injured hundreds

Feb 19, 2014 6:48 AM

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's president is blaming opposition leaders for the latest deadly violence in Kiev that's killed at least 25 people and injured more than 240.

President Viktor Yanukovych (yah-noo-KOH'-vich) says he's made attempts to compromise, but opposition leaders "crossed a line when they called people to arms."

The deaths happened during clashes Tuesday between police and protesters, who want Ukraine to align itself with the European Union, not Russia.

BRUSSELS (AP) - EU foreign ministers have been summoned to an emergency meeting in Brussels tomorrow to decide on a course of action on Ukraine.

EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso is blaming Ukraine's "political leadership" and predicts the European Union will impose sanctions as a result.

The latest clashes between protesters and police have killed at least 25 people and injured hundreds.


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