[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official profile] issued statements [UN News Centre report] Tuesday urging Ukrainian protesters to use restraint and calling on both the government and protesters to work towards constructive dialogue to diffuse the rising tension and violence that has gripped the nation. Protests began in November after the Ukrainian government abandoned [JURIST report] a proposed trade pact [EU backgrounder] with the EU. Unrest has increased after President Viktor Yanukovych...

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