Anti-government protesters look across at the position of riot police at a barricade in Kiev, February 1, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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The United States traded barbs with Russia on Saturday over Ukraine's future as key opposition figures met US Secretary of State John Kerry amid concerns that Kiev could call in the military to end anti-government protests.Neither side pulled any punches, with Kerry saying that what happens in Ukraine is crucial for Europe's future while his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov blasted what he called wilful and two-faced Western interference. European Council President Herman Van Rompuy told another panel that the EU wanted good relations with Russia but that the Ukrainian people had to have the right to choose their own future, a future with Europe.Lavrov's attack was especially barbed since EU foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton is due to visit Kiev again next week, having previously met the government and opposition figures several times to call for peaceful dialogue.Ukraine Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara told another panel that Yanukovych had made many concessions and charged that the opposition accepted far-right and violent radicals in its ranks.
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