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Ukraine: cessation of violence, not ‘judging,’ needed

February 20th, 2014
02:47 PM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

Reacting to Western sanctions on Ukrainians responsible for the deadly recent violence, Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.N. Yuriy Sergeyev said that the most important thing is not “judging what is going on” but “to stop the violence.”

The European Union said it would freeze the assets of Ukrainians deemed responsible for the violence, with the United States adding that it was rushing to impose sanctions of its own.

Sergeyev, speaking with CNN’s Hala Gorani, in for Christiane Amanpour, expressed his “deepest condolences” for the friends and families of those killed in what he called “atrocities.”

“The only way out of this crisis [is] to put all the parties involved to the negotiation table.”

“The violence should be stopped. And what is needed [is] the wisdom and responsibility from all the sides.”

Click above to watch Sergeyev’s full interview with Gorani.


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  1. ashok

    So many protestors cut down by snipers with a single shot to the head. There is a lot to be judgmental about.

    February 20, 2014 at 3:02 pm | Reply

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