Ukraine Crisis: Army warns of escalation of protests / Breaking News

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The military leadership of Ukraine will turn on in the struggle for power in Kiev. It is unacceptable that demonstrators occupied government buildings, President Yanukovych has to act “urgently”. A protester throws kidnapped the security forces, meanwhile, before serious abuse.

So far, the Ukrainian army has kept out of the power struggle in Kiev. But now the military leadership warned in an official declaration of a split in the country. At the same time, the armed forces President Viktor Yanukovych called to defuse the crisis in Ukraine.

“The soldiers and employees of the Department of Defense call the Supreme Commander of Armed Forces (the President) to take under the current laws urgent steps to stabilize the situation in the country and to reach agreement in society,” it said in the statement, which was published on Friday on the website of the Ministry of Defence.

“The storming of public buildings and attempts to prevent the government from fulfilling their duties” were unreasonable, said the army leadership. The soldiers and workers warned that an “intensification of the confrontation’s territorial integrity was” threatening Ukraine.

Ukraine Crisis:”They have cut off my ear, cut my face”

A kidnapped a week ago Ukrainian protesters, meanwhile, has accused his tormentors after his release serious abuse. “They crucified me. Did you get my hands pierced,” the 35-year-old Dmitro Bulatov said on television.

He pointed the wounds in his hand back. “They have cut off my ear, cut my face. There is no single place to heal my body. But thank God I’m alive.”

Opposition leader Vitali Klitschko described the torture of demonstrators after a visit to Bulatov as an attempt to intimidate all activists.

Was Bulatov since 23 Missing in January. He had participated in several motorcades, which led to the residences of top Ukrainian politicians. According to a friend, he was suspended by his tormentors in the forest and have saved themselves on their own in a village. Meanwhile, he is being treated in a hospital.

Police have their action against the participants of the motorcades have recently been tightened and, according to opposition groups now arrested about 20 people. The United Nations on Friday called for an independent investigation into reports of abductions and torture in Ukraine.

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President Yanukovych blamed on Thursday the opposition for the increase in violence in his country. They heated the situation “just because of the political ambitions of some leaders” to, Yanukovych said. But he admitted for the first time a fault also. Prior to the President’s Office had surprisingly informed that the President was suffering from a respiratory illness and high fever and have therefore taken a break in the middle of the crisis.

Over the weekend, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wants to meet with leaders of the Ukrainian opposition on the edge of the Munich Security Conference for the first time. Kerry will speak among other things, with the former boxing champion Vitali Klitschko as well as with opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk, said on Thursday a representative of the U.S. State Department. At the talks possibilities for the formation of a new government in Ukraine should be explored.

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