February 21, 2014
Ukraine’s embattled president, Viktor Yanukovych, has announced he will make concessions for the sake of peace following a three-day bloodbath in central Kiev that has left up to 100 dead.
Yanukovych’s press service announced that negotiations on the settlement of the political crisis in Ukraine between the president, leaders of the opposition, EU and Russian representatives “have finished”.
“The parties have agreed to initial the Agreement on the Settlement of Crisis,” the statement said.
While details of the proposed deal remained sketchy – and opposition and international trust in Yanukovych is at an all-time low – the presidential administration said a “political agreement” had been reached during negotiations that ran throughout the night with the mediation of the foreign ministers of Germany, Poland, and France.
This article was posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 at 6:09 am