The Steering Committee of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum (CSF) expresses its great alarm at the growing violence in Ukraine and mourns the victims of the clashes. A key factor in the latest upsurge of confrontation between the government and its critics has been a package of legislative amendments pushed through the Ukrainian parliament on January 16th, 2014, with an utter disregard for the parliamentary procedures and without any public consultations, and
subsequently signed by the President of Ukraine on January 17th, 2014.
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