The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Ukraine Cracks Down on Protesters Despite Reconciliatory Promises

    Thousands of riot police overnight Wednesday dismantled barricades and cleared streets of protesters who had gathered in and around Kiev’s Independence Square. The move, just after midnight, came despite President Viktor Yanukovych’s perceived assurances to the West that there would be no use of force. The protests began after Yanukovych rejected a pact with the EU. Western leaders, who had urged opposition leaders to talk with the government, are now rethinking their stance. 

    Sources: The Guardian, NYT, LA Times



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