China News Service, February 21st According to foreign reports, the US White House said on the 20th that Ukrainian security forces used automatic weapons to deal with demonstrators, and the United States was “outrageous”. The Ukrainian ruling and opposition parties originally reached a ceasefire agreement, but it soon broke down.
White House press secretary Jay Carney issued a statement demanding that the Ukrainian government evacuate troops from the front line of the conflict in the capital, Kiev. However, he did not say that the US has repeatedly called for the end of the violence to be ignored. If this is the case, the United States will let Ukraine suffer the consequences.
Carney said, “We are indignant when we see Ukrainian security forces firing images of their own people with automatic weapons.” ”
He called on Ukrainian President Yanukovych to immediately evacuate security forces from downtown Kiev and respect the right to peaceful protests. He also called for protests to express opinions in a peaceful manner.
Carney called on the Ukrainian military not to get involved in the conflict, saying that the matter should be resolved politically, and that the US and the Congress would take responsibility for the culprits that caused the violent conflict.
Ukrainian demonstrators and police broke out again in the capital Kiev on the 20th, causing serious casualties. According to the latest data released by the government, the number of conflict deaths since the 18th has risen to 67. The Ukrainian police admitted to shooting with live ammunition for self-defense in a new round of conflict.
Responsible Editor: Zhang Xiaofang