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EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, second right, prior her meeting with  Ukrainian opposition leaders, Oleh Tyahnybok, right, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, left, and Vitali Klitschko, second left,  in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Top Western diplomats headed to Kiev Tuesday to try to defuse a stand-off between President Viktor Yanukovych's government and thousands of demonstrators, following a night in which police in riot gear dismantled protesters' encampments outside government buildings. Demonstrators have occupied the Ukrainian capital for weeks opposing Yanukovych's decision to freeze ties with the European Union and tilt to Russia instead.

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EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, second right, prior her meeting with Ukrainian opposition leaders, Oleh Tyahnybok, right, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, left, and Vitali Klitschko, second left, in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Top Western diplomats headed to Kiev Tuesday to try to defuse a stand-off between President Viktor Yanukovych's government and thousands of demonstrators, following a night in which police in riot gear dismantled protesters' encampments outside government buildings. Demonstrators have occupied the Ukrainian capital for weeks opposing Yanukovych's decision to freeze ties with the European Union and tilt to Russia instead.