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      Archive: 1/24/2014

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        1/24/2014, Shevat 23, 5774

      US Threatens Ukraine with Sanctions Over Kiev Violence

      White House spokesman Jay Carney told a briefing Thursday that the tensions in the country were a direct result of the government failing to acknowledge the "legitimate" concerns of the Ukrainian people, after tens of thousands have demonstrated in the square over the government's new anti-protest measures since Sunday night.

      Protestors claim the move is a direct violation of their rights to freedom of expression.