US assistant secretary of state visits Kiev Independence Square

KIEV (Reuters) - U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland visited Independence Square in the Ukrainian capital Kiev on Wednesday, the U.S. embassy said, and an opposition leader said she talked to protesters.

A spokesman for the embassy said she had visited Maidan, where several thousand of protesters were calling for the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovich.

(Writing by Elizabeth Piper, Editing by Timothy Heritage)