Riots in Kiev


Protests in Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine, continue as Russia defers sending financial aid, reports the New York Times. Despite Russia’s President Vladimir Putin having assured members of the European Union summit in Brussels that financial aid would continue being sent to the Ukraine, the measures have currently been halted. The change in policy was announced in a cabinet meeting in Moscow when prime minister Medvedev stated that aid should not be sent until it was certain which party would wind up in power. As a result, $2 million in aid will not be provided in order to help with the $2.7 billion debt. Commentators say this may be an attempt on Russia’s behalf to keep economic pressure on Ukrainian president Yanukovych into not compromising with the opposition.

In the meantime violence between the two anti-government factions continues, leaving five wounded on Wednesday when fights broke out in…

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