Leaders agree to settlement in Ukraine crisis
Friday, February 21, 2014
KIEV - Negotiations on the settlement of the political crisis in Ukraine between President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, leaders of the opposition, EU and Russian representatives have finished, according to a statement on the official website of the Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych.
The signing of the document is expected at 12:00 (local time) in the Presidential Administration.
It is yet to be seen how this will affect the attitude of the EU Foreign Ministers, who agreed Thursday to impose sanctions on Ukraine after violent clashes left at least 75 people dead since February 18.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych agreed to a truce and talks with opposition leaders on Wednesday after violent clashes between protesters and security forces this week.
Mass anti-government protests began in November when President Viktor Yanukovych refused to sign a free trade agreement with the EU amid pressure from Russia.
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