Ukraine PM apologises for police crackdown on protests

Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov (above) apologised on Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013, for a brutal police crackdown on Kiev protests over the weekend that drew firm Western condemnation and sparked even bigger rallies. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov (above) apologised on Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013, for a brutal police crackdown on Kiev protests over the weekend that drew firm Western condemnation and sparked even bigger rallies. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

KIEV (AFP) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov apologised on Tuesday for a brutal police crackdown on Kiev protests over the weekend that drew firm Western condemnation and sparked even bigger rallies.

"On behalf of our government, I would like to apologise for the actions of our law enforcement authorities on Maidan (Independence Square)," Mr Azarov told an emergency Parliament session.