Clashes in Ukraine Worry Neighbouring Romania

As fresh fighting broke out in Kiev on Thursday, and as the death toll rose, Romania’s President expressed concern and called for a peaceful solution to the crisis in neighboring Ukraine.

“I am not supporting economic sanctions against Ukraine, but severe sanctions are needed against those responsible for the excessive use of force in Kiev,” President Traian Basescu said on Thursday.

Basescu added that “dialogue between all involved parties” is the only solution to the situation in Ukraine, where protests erupted in November after President Viktor Yanukovych rejected a landmark association and trade deal with the EU in favour of closer ties with Russia.

Since then, protests have spread across Ukraine, with the main demand being snap presidential and parliamentary elections.

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