‘Forced to negotiate’

Published on 10 December 2013 at 13:08


After three weeks of demonstrations against President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision not to sign an association agreement with the EU, political parties in Ukraine are ready for talks, reports Den.
Although security forces in Kiev have now blocked streets leading to Independence Square where Yanukovych’s opponents have gathered, there is nonetheless some positive news, notes the newspaper.

… Western political leaders are coming to Ukraine to settle the situation, in particular the head of the EU’s diplomatic service, Catherine Ashton. Another positive signal is that […] Yanukovych has voiced support for former president Leonid Kravchuk’s idea for a round table to seek a solution to the political crisis. It is too early to say what the result will be, but it is an encouraging start.

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