Ukrainian Prime Minister, Opposition Leaders Call For Foreign Mediation

Unrest spreading


Ukraine's premier and the opposition seeking to topple him called for foreign mediation as anti-government unrest that turned deadly this week spread from Kiev.

Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said today that he's speaking to Swiss President Didier Burkhalter, while opposition leader Vitali Klitschko urged an international presence at talks that have so far failed to quell the protests. As activists took over regional-government headquarters in six cities, European Union justice chief Viviane Reding warned of the risk of civil war.