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Daily Nation : February 25th 2014
DAILY NATION Tuesday February 25, 2014 International News 29 THREATS | Russia’s economy minister warns Moscow will raise import duties on its goods if Kiev signs EU deal Ukraine issues warrant for ousted leader Viktor Yanukovych and and his powerful chief of administration fled in a three-car convoy KIEV, Monday U kraine issued an arrest warrant today for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych over the “mass murder” of protesters and appealed for $35 billion in Western aid to pull the crisis-hit country from the brink of economic collapse. The dramatic announcements by the ex-Soviet nation’s new Western-leaning team — approved by parliament over a chaotic weekend that saw the pro-Russian leader go into hiding — came as a top EU envoy arrived in Kiev to buttress its sudden tilt away from Moscow. Three months of unceasing protests over Mr Yanukovych’s shock decision to spurn an historic pact with the European Union in favour of closer ties with its old masters in the Kremlin culminated in days of carnage last week in Kiev that claimed almost 100 lives. Ukraine’s new interim head of the federal police said he held Yanukovych and his team of feared security insiders directly responsible for the deaths. “A criminal case has been launched over the mass murder of peaceful civilians. Yanukovych and a number of other officials have been put on a wanted list,” acting interior minister Arsen Avakov said in a statement. Mr Avakov said Yanukovych had tried to flee the country on Saturday out of the eastern city of Donetsk — his political power base and bastion of pro-Russian support — before escaping to Crimea with a team of guards and a cache of weapons the next day. He said the deposed head of state and his powerful administration chief Andriy Klyuev had since “travelled by three cars into an unknown direction, having first switched off their modes of communication”. Ukraine has been reeling from both political and financial crises that have seen the nation of 46 million face the threat of splintering between its pro- PHOTO | AFP People cry near a makeshift memorial in homage to anti-government protesters killed in the past weeks’ clashes with riot police on Kiev’s Independence Square yesterday. Ukraine issued an arrest warrant Monday for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych over the “mass murder” of protesters. Western and more Russified regions and having to declare a devastating default. Macroeconomic assistance World financial chiefs meeting in Sydney at the weekend raised the possibility of drumming up a huge rescue package that could fill in for $15 billion promised to Yanukovych by Russian President Vladimir Putin — money that is now on potentially permanent hold. Ukraine’s interim finance minister Yuriy Kolobov said the “planned volume of macroeco- nomic assistance for Ukraine may reach around $35 billion” by the end of next year. He urged Western nations and the International Monetary Fund to convene a donor conference in the next two weeks that would focus on “allocating aid to modernise and reform Ukraine”. Russia’s vocal displeasure at the changes convulsing its neighbour has translated into fears in Kiev that Moscow’s massive rescue may be abandoned after only one payment of $3 billion that came through in December and has been used up. A criminal case has been launched over the mass murder of peaceful civilians. Yanukovych and a number of other officials have been put on a wanted list’’ Acting interior minister Arsen Avakov Ukraine’s new interim leader Ole- ksandr Turchynov warned that Kiev would have no choice but to default on $13-billion in foreign obligations due this year should the West fail to fill in for Moscow’s suspended aid. “No government in Ukraine has ever worked in such extreme conditions,” the 49-year-old told an emergency parliament hearing. Adding to the pressure, Russia’s economy minister warned Moscow will raise import duties on its goods if Kiev signs a partnership agreement with the EU. (AFP) POSITION: HUMAN RESOURCE ASSISTANT VACANCY We are a leading regional based company whose core business is to manufacture and market a wide range of beverages. Our market brands are in demand across Kenya, and the Eastern and Central African Region. We are currently seeking highly motivated and experienced professional to fill the above position. 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