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Ukraine interim leader warns of 'dangerous signs' of separatism

Published on Feb 25, 2014 10:49 PM
 
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (right) sits with Ukraine's interim President Oleksander Turchynov during their meeting in Kiev on Feb 24, 2014. Ukraine's interim president on Tuesday warned of "dangerous signs" of separatism amid fears that pro-Russian eastern regions could agitate for partition as the country tries to resolve its worst post-Soviet crisis. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KIEV (AFP) - Ukraine's interim president on Tuesday warned of "dangerous signs" of separatism amid fears that pro-Russian eastern regions could agitate for partition as the country tries to resolve its worst post-Soviet crisis.

"In several regions of Ukraine there are very dangerous signs of separatism," Mr Oleksandr Turchynov told parliament.

He said he was consulting with security forces over the issue.

"It is necessary to localise this quickly," Mr Turchynov said, without giving specific details or locations.

 
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