Russia calls for "stability and order" in Ukraine

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Russia wants "stability and order"in neighbouring Ukraine, where protests have erupted over a decision to spurn a trade pact with the European Union, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told a visiting Ukrainian official on Wednesday.

Medvedev told Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Boiko that the situation in Ukraine was an internal matter, but added: "It is very important that there be stability and order," the Interfax news agency reported.