Ukrainian society cannot be calmed down through force - ex-Rada speaker
Volodymyr Lytvyn, the head of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada national security and defense committee and a former Rada speaker, believes Ukrainian society cannot be calmed down using force.
"The state of emergency could as well be declared today, but how can the problem be resolved and society calmed down? I think this is impossible to do through using force," Lytvyn said. "Both parties need to understand their responsibility," Lytvyn's press service quoted him as saying.
Great responsibility rests now with the opposition leaders, Lytvyn said. "They should understand that, when we destroy the country or divide it, then it won't make any sense to compete for top positions in this country," he said.
"It also takes great skill to keep large masses of people in hand," Lytvyn said.