A woman and a child walk past a line of police officers while a rally takes place in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on March 30, 2014. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO / SERGEI BOBOK
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Authorities in Ukraine said Thursday that they have detained several members of an elite riot police unit on suspicion of shooting protesters during bloody anti-government clashes in February that left more than 100 dead.The interim government says Yanukovych ordered snipers to be deployed -- a charge Yanukovych denied in an AP interview on Wednesday.Ukraine's fledging government and Western leaders have since expressed concern about a recent build-up of Russian forces near the Ukrainian border.Yanukovych, in the interview with AP and Russia's state NTV television, did not answer several questions about whether he would support any Russian move into other areas of Ukraine on the pretext of protecting ethnic Russians.
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