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Ukraine opposition: We're ready to attack

January 23rd, 2014
03:00 PM ET

Violence has flared in the streets of Kiev, as demonstrators protest against the implementation of a new law.  The legislation is aimed at limiting protest, and includes measures banning wearing helmets to demonstrations or setting up sound equipment without police permission.  The latest deadly clashes between demonstrators and police come after months of mostly peaceful protest, triggered by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to back out of a treaty with the European Union.

Becky spoke to Ukrainian opposition leader Vitali Klitschko about the ongoing protests in Kiev.  Klitschko warned that the opposition would "attack" without concessions from the government – but clarified that he wasn't advocating more violence.

"We are not planning real attack," Klitschko said.  "Attack meaning protest, and we are calling for a Ukrainian strike.  It's an attack of the people."

Klitschko also said he's eagerly awaiting a second round of discussions with the Ukrainian president – and that "a lot" would depend on the outcome of those talks.


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