Discontent with Yanukovych spreads within ranks of Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry

Discontent with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych – especially the violent crackdowns on EuroMaidan demonstrators – is spreading within the ranks of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

By last count on February 11, 115 current and former employees of the ministry expressed their support for the peaceful anti-government demonstrations.

Their signatures put them at odds with the official policy espoused by Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara, who has dismissed the EuroMaidan protests as the work of extremists, anti-Semites and Nazi sympathizers.

In response to the petition drive, the Foreign Ministry said on February 11 that it would have no comment.

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(Photo of Yanukovych: presidency.gov.ua)