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2015.09.08 13:45

Lithuanian opposition leader leaves for Kiev for talks between opposition and government

DELFI EN | The Lithuania Tribune2015.09.08 13:45

BNS  Lithuanian opposition leader Andrius Kubilius of the Conservatives left for Kiev on Monday to attend negotiations between Ukraine’s opposition and the government.

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Lithuanian opposition leader Andrius Kubilius of the Conservatives left for Kiev on Monday to attend negotiations between Ukraine’s opposition and the government.

Kubilius was invited by Vitali Klitschko, the leader of the opposition Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR).

Ukraine’s opposition representatives are scheduled to have yet another meeting with President Viktor Yanukovych on Monday.

Thousands of Ukrainians took to the streets in protest of Yanukovych’s decision in November not to sign the Association and Free Trade Agreement with the European Union. The protests have turned into violent clashes with the police in recent days. As a result, over 150 protesters sought medical attention and a few people were killed.

Lithuania’s parliament on Thursday strongly condemned the use of violence in Ukraine and stressed that provocative actions could not be used as a pretext for the use of force against peaceful protesters.

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