An opposition supporter stands next to a burning tire at a barricade in central Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Ukraine’s embattled president is taking sick leave, his office announced Thursday, a surprise development that left unclear how efforts to resolve the country’s political crisis would move forward. Protesters have been calling for his resignation for two months. The sign at right reads: "Peace to the Villages, War to the Palaces." (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Ukraine On ‘Brink Of Civil War’

Former President Leonid Kravchuk urges parliament to “act with the greatest responsibility” as it debates an amnesty for protesters.

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