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Churkin: possibility to avert civil war in Ukraine depends on the West

April 14, 2014, 7:00 UTC+3 UNITED NATIONS
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UNITED NATIONS, April 14. /ITAR-TASS/. The possibility to avert a civil war in Ukraine depends on the West, Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of the RF at the UN, said Sunday in remarks at a UN Security Council meeting.

He said, "A very dangerous situation has taken shape" in Ukraine's south-east. "A further escalation of it must be prevented without delay". He said, "The Western sponsors of the Maidan protestesf, including the United States "have got to hold in check their fosterlings that have run out of conrol and make them dissociate themselves from the neonazis and other extremists, stop using armed forces against the Ukrainian people, and immediately to launch a truly nation-wide dialogue, with an equal participation of all regions in the interests of effecting a a radical constitutional reform as soon as possible."

"It is precisely on the West that the possibility to avert a civil war in Ukraine is depending now," the RF Permanent Representative pointed out. He called on the West to cease looking for a "hand of Moscow" in the developments in Ukraine's south-east. "Stop doing that. Stop spreading yarns to the effect that we have concentrated large military forces on the border with that country, the forces that are ostensibly prepared within hours to reach nearly the English Channel. It is time realize that people in south-eastern Ukraine are deeply concerned for thrir future and they do not want anyone, still less the unbridled national-radicals to impose their will on them," the diplomat said.

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