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Ukraine / Unrest #1112042

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 20, 2014
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(Sochi: Brian Williams) The crisis in Ukraine introduced; photos shown from Kiev. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Kiev: Richard Engel) The deadly day in Kiev with the collapse of the truce reviewed; scenes shown of the fighting between protestors and police in Independence Square, the wounded and dead in a makeshift field hospital in a hotel, stockpiles of rocks and Molotov cocktails. [Protestor “ALEX” – comments.]

(Sochi: Brian Williams) Vice President Joe Biden’s conversation with Ukraine’s president noted.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The diplomatic maneuvering by Ukraine, the US and Russia featured; scenes shown of protestors in Kiev with captive riot police, a demonstration in Lviv††; details given about the refusal of Ukraine’s military to accept calls from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, sanctions from Europe, and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych††’s alliance with Russian President Vladimir Putin; remarks from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev†† quoted. [State Department’s Wendy SHERMAN†, former ambassador Christopher HILL†- comment.]

Williams, Brian;
Engel, Richard;
Mitchell, Andrea

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