Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
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Russian minister: Why is EU defending Ukraine violence?

Political turmoil in Ukraine has sparked heated debate at a security summit in Munich, with Russia accusing the EU of double standards.

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said the "future of Ukraine belongs with the European Union".

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov asked why the EU was defending violent protests and attacks on police.

He said: "What does incitement of violent street protests have to do with the promotion of democracy?"

  • 01 Feb 2014
  • From the section Europe
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