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Kiev: Peaceful Resolution ‘Futile’

Ukraine’s interior ministry has deemed efforts to peacefully negotiate and resolve unrest in the capital “futile.” Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko blamed the failure of negotiations with the protesters on “radical groups” and added that protesters had arms. The comments came at the same time that activists tried to seize the energy ministry. Four protesters and a policeman have reportedly died since the unrest began last year after Ukraine rejected a treaty with the European Union.