Ukrainian Leaders Threaten State Of Emergency

Monday, January 27, 2014

Opposition leaders in Ukraine are calling tomorrow “Judgement Day.” That’s when a special meeting of parliament will convene to address concerns from protesters, who are demanding that President Viktor Yanukovych dissolve the government.

Protesters are occupying several government buildings, and the justice minister today threatened to call for a state of emergency.

The protests broke out in late November when President Yanukovych scrapped plans to deepen ties with the European Union, and sought more support from Russia.

The BBC’s David Stern joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti from Kiev with the latest.


  • David Stern, correspondent for the BBC in Ukraine. He tweets @loydstern.
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