Ukraine Students Strike as Yanukovych Pledges to Explain EU Snub

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Ukrainian students said they would strike to protest President Viktor Yanukovych’s rejection of an EU trade pact, a decision the former Soviet republic’s leader promised to explain in a television interview.

* Students from two universities in Kiev said they’ll boycott

classes until Dec. 2, with others joining protesters at

Independence Square, the scene of the 2004 Orange

Revolution, Radio Liberty reported today * Students in the cities of Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk announced

strikes a day earlier * NOTE: Yanukovych hasn’t spoken publicly since Ukraine

decided last week to abandon plans to sign an EU association

agreement at a Nov. 28-29 summit; said yesterday he would

answer any questions on the subject through a TV appearance

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