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Germany: Ban Ki-moon counsels ‘peaceful’ protest in Ukraine00:53

Germany: Ban Ki-moon counsels ‘peaceful’ protest in Ukraine

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February 1, 2014 at 12:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

Germany: Ban Ki-moon counsels ‘peaceful’ protest in Ukraine

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon advised Ukrainian protesters to express their views peacefully.

"The demonstrators, while they can enjoy the freedom for assembly, they should also express their views in a peaceful way. That is the fundamental principle of democracy," he said.

Speaking to delegates and journalists, he added: “I really appeal to both sides: please take decisive action without losing time because there are so many people who really want to see [if] some reform could be taken.”

Germany: Ban Ki-moon counsels ‘peaceful’ protest in Ukraine00:53
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Germany: Ban Ki-moon counsels ‘peaceful’ protest in Ukraine

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon advised Ukrainian protesters to express their views peacefully.

"The demonstrators, while they can enjoy the freedom for assembly, they should also express their views in a peaceful way. That is the fundamental principle of democracy," he said.

Speaking to delegates and journalists, he added: “I really appeal to both sides: please take decisive action without losing time because there are so many people who really want to see [if] some reform could be taken.”

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