"Constructive dialogue" needed to end surge of violence in Ukraine

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Ravina Shamdasani, UN Human Rights spokesperson

"Constructive dialogue" is needed to avoid the escalation of violence in Ukraine according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay.

Clashes between protestors and the police have continued for a second night in the capital, Kiev.

The demonstrators are opposed to the government's rejection of a planned treaty with the European Union.

The Human Rights Commissioner has called the violent clashes "worrying" and is urging the government to suspend new legislation which restricts individual freedoms.

Patrick Maigua has been speaking to Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva.

Duration: 3’18″

 

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