News Briefs

  1/28/2014, Shevat 27, 5774

BIden to Ukraine President: Do Not Declare State of Emergency

US Vice President Joe Biden has called upon Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych to refrain from declaring a state of emergency at this time, but rather to work together with the opposition to resolve the problems and bring an end to the political crisis the country is now facing.

"The United States condemns the use of violence by any party, and would remind both parties to remember that the declaration of a state of emergency or implementation of special security measures could escalate the situation," the White House admonished.