Russian Prime Minister Tells Ukrainian Delegation Important to Have "Order and Stability" in Country

Pro-European protests continue


Russia called for "stability and order" in neighboring Ukraine on Wednesday as thousands of protesters kept up their demonstrations against the government in Kiev.

Speaking to a visiting Ukrainian delegation in Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Yuriy Boyko that Moscow was watching the events that have plunged its neighbor, whom he called an important strategic partner to Russia, into a political crisis.

"We're watching what's happening in your country. It's an internal affair of Ukraine, though it's really important to have stability and order there," he said, according to Russian news agency RIA Novosti.