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Ukraine will not declare state of emergency: Presidential aide

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 - 9:16pm IST Updated: Tuesday, 21 January 2014 - 9:17pm IST | Place: Kiev | Agency: Reuters

A senior aide to President Viktor Yanukovich said on Tuesday there would be no declaration of a state of emergency to end the unrest in Ukraine that has brought violent confrontation between protesters and police in the capital.

Asked by a journalist if the presidency was considering such a step, Andriy Klyuev, secretary of the National Council of Security and Defence, said: "There will be no declaration of a state of emergency." 

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