Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Sunday suspended his deputy security council chief and Kiev's mayor after prosecutors alleged they pressured police into using force against pro-EU protesters. "The president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, suspended the deputy chief of the national security council, Volodymyr Sivkovich, and mayor Olexander Popov over their suspected involvement in a violation of rights" of protesters in Kiev on the night of November 29-30, a presidential statement said. Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka separately told journalists that the two suspended officials "pressured Kiev's police chief to use violence" against the demonstrators that night.
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