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Updated: April 14, 2014 19:26 IST

Ukraine asks for UN peacekeepers

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A Ukrainian police officer is stops a pro-Russian activist in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Sunday. Two rival rallies in Kharkiv turned violent after a group of pro-Russian protesters followed several pro-Ukrainian activists, beating them with baseball bats and sticks.
AP A Ukrainian police officer is stops a pro-Russian activist in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Sunday. Two rival rallies in Kharkiv turned violent after a group of pro-Russian protesters followed several pro-Ukrainian activists, beating them with baseball bats and sticks.

Ukrainian interim President Oleksandr Turchynov suggested United Nations peacekeepers be deployed in eastern Ukraine.

“Ukraine does not object to a joint anti-terrorist operation with UN peacekeeping forces,” Mr. Turchynov told UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a telephone conversation.

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