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Ukraine Opposition Calls For Talks, Bruised Kiev Picks Up Pieces

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich named a top aide to organize peace talks with the opposition after violent clashes between police and protesters in Kiev, but the opposition w... More Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich named a top aide to organize peace talks with the opposition after violent clashes between police and protesters in Kiev, but the opposition warned him on Monday not to play for time. Yanukovich, facing unrest which seriously threatens his re-election chances in 2015, agreed to open a dialogue with the opposition after scores were injured in Sunday's clashes, the worst in two months of protests over his policy U-turn away from Europe towards Russia. With tension still high, about 1,000 protesters confronted police on Monday near Kiev's main government headquarters and hurled projectiles. Ukraine's general prosecutor called on opposition leaders to order them to desist. Streets nearby were littered with bricks and debris, including burned-out buses and trucks from Sunday's mayhem in which protesters bombarded police with fireworks, flares and later petrol bombs. Less

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