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Ukraine leader names new army chief after clashes



Published: Wed, February 19, 2014 @ 3:27 p.m.

Ukraine leader names new army chief after clashes

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — As fires burned at the barricades in central Kiev for a second straight night, Ukraine’s embattled president replaced the army chief today and the military said it would take part in a national anti-terrorist operation to restore order. The move, announced in a decree from President Viktor Yanukovych, came a day after 25 people were killed and over 425 injured in clashes between police and protesters at the sprawling protest camp in the Ukrainian capital. Officials have often referred to the protesters who have demanded Yanukovych’s resignation for months as “terrorists.”


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