Obama Condemns Kiev Violence

By Steve Handelsman

Published 02/19 2014 05:38PM

Updated 02/19 2014 05:40PM

(NBC News)  President Obama has warned the government of Ukraine to stop killing peaceful protesters.

The day after 25 people died as police clashed with protesters in Kiev, Mr. Obama warned of what he called "consequences" for the Ukrainian government.

"We hold the Ukrainian government primarily responsible for ensuring they are dealing with peaceful protesters in an appropriate way," he said.

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