Ukrainian authorities call on protesters to abide law, pledging to continue efforts toward EU

Ukrainian authorities on Monday urged demonstrators to abide by the law during mass protests, promising to further the country’s European Union (EU) integration efforts.

“When we are building a democratic state, it is important for the members of the society to adhere to the law,” President Viktor Yanukovych said during an interview with local TV-channels, calling on Ukrainian citizens to use only peaceful means to achieve their goals during the protests.

He said he was upset by the clashes between police and pro-EU protesters near the administration buildings during the weekend and urged the authorities and the opposition to be united in order to identify the people who provoked the clashes.


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