US, allies want united Ukraine

An elderly man, wearing a military helmet, carries a rose to a memorial to anti-government protesters killed during the past weeks' clashes with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square on February 23, 2014US National Security Adviser Susan Rice said that Russia, Europe and the United States all have an interest in keeping crisis-hit Ukraine from breaking apart. A new era dawned in the ex-Soviet state when parliament appointed a pro-Western interim leader after impeaching a defiant president Viktor Yanukovych, whose whereabouts remain a mystery following a week of carnage that capped three months of mostly peaceful protests. “It’s not in the interests of Ukraine or of Russia or of Europe or of the United States to see the country split,” Rice told NBC’s “Meet the Press” talk show.

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