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Ukraine – Violence (January 22, 2014)

France expresses its deep concern over the serious clashes that have been taking place in the Ukrainian capital for several days.

It especially condemns the escalation of violence which led to the death of protesters this morning and left hundreds of others injured. It calls for an immediate end to this violence. Full light must be shed on these acts, the perpetrators of which must be identified and brought to justice.

France calls on all parties to refrain from any use of force. The only way to resolve this crisis is through genuine dialogue between the authorities and the opposition



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