Obama warns Yanukovitch
|Date||2014/02/19 00:00:00 - Present|
|Description||Obama Warns President Yanukovitch against military action on the Maidan protesters.|
Consider this warning (and that of US VP Joe Biden on 9 December 2013) in the light of the months-long military assault of the new, Anglo-US-NATO-backed Kiev Junta on cities and towns in Eastern Ukraine.
President Barack Obama warned Ukraine’s military against intervening to halt anti-government protests as the U.S. and European Union moved toward imposing sanctions on Ukrainian officials.
“We hold the Ukrainian government primarily responsible in making sure it is dealing with peaceful protesters in an appropriate way,” Obama told reporters before a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at a North American leaders summit in Toluca, Mexico. “That includes making sure the Ukrainian military does not step in to resolve issues that could be resolved by civilians.”
The U.S. and EU are weighing freezing the assets of Ukraine’s most powerful officials and denying them travel visas after a crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Kiev left at least 25 dead and stirred fears of a civil war. 
- Obama Warns Ukraine Against Military Action on Protesters - Bloomberg 19 February 2014