[JURIST] US Vice President Joe Biden [official profile] on Thursday threatened targeted sanctions [press release] against the Ukrainian officials responsible for violence against civilian protesters. Biden urged Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich [official website; JURIST news archive] to remove security forces from Kiev and to take "immediate and tangible steps" toward ending the violence and addressing the concerns of the Ukrainian people. At least 25 individuals have been reported dead and more than 240 injured in protests that escalated when individuals...

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