Ukraine

Ukrainian President Flies To China as Protests Continue in Kiev

Viktor Yanukovich's decision to turn down an E.U. deal prompted protests

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(Reuters)—Embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich flew to China on Tuesday, leaving behind a country in turmoil over his decision to spurn a landmark accord with the European Union under Russian pressure.

Besides anger in the streets and from opposition politicians, the president faces growing pressure from international markets, increasing the risk of a financial crisis that could force his hand.

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