US officials had watched with alarm as television pictures showed flames engulfing a camp manned by opposition protesters in central Kiev after government forces moved in.
Biden Tells Yanukovych He Must Pull Back Forces In Kiev
February 18, 2014

Via AFP:

US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday intervened as a political crisis in Ukraine turned deadly, calling President Viktor Yanukovych and saying he should withdraw government forces who stormed a protest camp.

"Vice President Biden called Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych today to express grave concern regarding the crisis on the streets of Kiev. He called on President Yanukovych to pull back government forces and to exercise maximum restraint," a White House statement said.

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