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Published: Wednesday February 19, 2014 MYT 4:35:01 PM
Updated: Wednesday February 19, 2014 MYT 4:36:03 PM

Protest action in Kiev was an 'attempt to seize power' - interim PM

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's interim prime minister said on Wednesday that protests which brought violent clashes with police on Tuesday amounted to an attempted coup.

"This was not a demonstration of democracy ... It is the manipulation of people's minds and an attempt to seize power by force," Serhiy Arbuzov told a televised government meeting.

(Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Matt Robinson)


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