People sing the national anthem as they attend a rally held
by supporters of EU integration near the presidential
administration building in Kiev. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
NATO foreign ministers have condemned the use of
"excessive force" against protesters in Ukraine and urged all
sides to refrain from provoking further clashes.
"We urge Ukraine...to fully abide by its international
commitments and to uphold the freedom of expression and
assembly. We urge the government and the opposition to engage
in dialogue and launch a reform process," NATO allies said in
a statement during a meeting of foreign ministers in
Ukrainian police used batons and stun grenades over the
weekend to break up pro-Europe protests after President
Viktor Yanukovich failed to sign a landmark European Union
integration agreement on Friday.