Log in
Please enter your login details

Skip to main content

Breaking News
  • Nairo Quintana, second in this year’s Tour de France, says he will race in the Vuelta a España, due to start August 20
  • India has blocked hundreds of adult websites to prevent pornography becoming a social nuisance, a government official said
  • Tom Danielson, former team-mate of Lance Armstrong, admitted on Twitter he has tested positive for testosterone
  • Russian law enforcers killed six people suspected of involvement in “international terrorism“ in the city of Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria
  • Spain: A 27-year-old illegal immigrant was found dead, asphyxiated, hidden in a suitcase placed in the trunk of a car, on a ferry
  • CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu has accused Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan of blocking efforts to form a coalition government
  • At least 27 people were killed when a Syrian jet fighter crashed into a busy marketplace in the town of Ariha, near the Turkish border
Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit

The European Union’s Foreign Police Chief has met both the president and anti-government demonstrators in Ukraine.

Catherine Ashton was at the protest camp at Independence Square, which has been the scene of barricades and tents for over two weeks now, and was greeted with chants of ‘molodets’ or ‘good fellow’.

She went on to meet three protest leaders: boxer turned politician Vitaly Klitschko as well as Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Oleh Tyahnybok.

Speaking before the meeting, Baroness Ashton expressed concern over a raid on the headquarters of Ukraine’s biggest opposition party, ‘Fatherland’, led by Yulia Tymoshemko, who’s currently in jail. The EU considers Tymoshemko a political prisoner.

Earlier, Catherine Ashton had talks with Ukraine’s President Victor Yanukovych, whose rejection of a trade deal with the EU triggered the protests.

The two met for three and a half hours, but so far no details of the talks have been released.

More about: