Ukraine

Ukraine's PM Warns Protesters to Calm Down

Says government is being tolerant so far (despite videos of police violence)

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Ukraine's prime minister has warned anti-government protesters to stop escalating tensions, as other nations and a human rights group express concern about the police crackdown on the demonstrators.

Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said during a Cabinet meeting Wednesday the government is demonstrating tolerance and warning that lawbreakers will be punished.

Later, at a meeting with representatives from the Council of Europe, Azarov accused the opposition of trying to provoke violence.