Ukraine opposition urges West to help 'fix the violence'

The Ukrainian opposition has urged Europe and the United States to help bring a halt to the violence and alleged torture they blame on President Viktor Yanukovich.

What we need is not just declarations but a very clear action plan - how to fix the problem and fix the violence, how to investigate all these killings and abductions and tortures.

– Arseniy Yatsenyuk, opposition leader

Opposition leaders met German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in Munich on Friday and are due to talk with US Secretary of State John Kerry today.

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Ukrainian president 'set to return after sick leave'

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