Ukraine Liberal Calls for Strike, Civil War Warning

Opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko on Wednesday called for a general strike in protest at returns showing his rival had won a disputed presidential poll and the outgoing president warned Ukraine could slide into civil war.
With tens of thousands of protesters surging through Kiev streets for the third straight day, Western countries got tough on what they saw as blatant cheating in the election putting Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich in office.
Secretary of State Colin Powell was blunt. “If the Ukrainian government does not act immediately and responsibly there will be consequences for our relationship,” he said.
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