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Pro-Western Protestors Clash with Police in Ukraine

This image, of an Orthodox priest standing between protestors and police, emerged yesterday as a glimpse into the delicate situation unfolding in Ukraine. After two protestors were killed in confrontations with police in the Eastern European country, the leaders of the opposition party urged demonstrators to avoid clashes with law enforcement for the time being. For weeks, pro-Western protestors have urged sitting President Viktor Yannukovych to step down as he embraces policies that further align the country with Russia. According to the BBC, today leaders of the opposition are scheduled to meet Yannukovych, but some of them, including international boxing star Vitali Klitschko, say that if elections are not called immediately, they will encourage demonstrators to be “on the attack” …

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