Gorbachev says Ukraine crisis comes from government's failure to act democratically

February 24, 2014 11:48 AM

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SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates - Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Sunday that the political crisis in Ukraine, which has seen its president driven from the capital after months of protests, stems from its government's failure to act democratically.

He spoke a day after demonstrators took over Kyiv and seized President Viktor Yanukovych's office as parliament voted to remove him and hold new elections.

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