Our colleagues at BBC Monitoring say the boxer-turned-opposition leader, Vitaly Klitschko, has blamed the government for the recent upsurge in violence in Kiev in an address posted on YouTube. In the video, Mr Klitschko, who is speaking in Russian, accuses the authorities of “showing contempt and ignoring people’s demands”.
“This has turned peaceful protest into a violent stand-off,” he said. “The authorities’ actions are the only reason why blood is being shed in Kiev’s streets. Therefore, people have only one demand: Yanukovych’s regime has to go. The sooner this happens, the less blood it will spill.”
Source Article from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26260813