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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Ukraine crisis: President Yanukovich says deal reached at overnight talks

Published 21/02/2014 | 07:15

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An anti-government protester reacts following clashes with riot police in Independence Square in Kiev. Photo: REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
An anti-government protester reacts following clashes with riot police in Independence Square in Kiev. Photo: REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
A man holds the hand of his dead son during the transfer of over a dozen of corpses from a hotel lobby to a local hospital following clashes with riot police at Independence Square in Kiev February 20, 2014.
An anti-government protester reacts following clashes with riot police in Independence Square in Kiev. At least 21 civilians were killed in fresh fighting in Kiev on Thursday, shattering an overnight truce declared by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, and a presidential statement said dozens of police were also dead or wounded. Reuters
An anti-government protester reacts following clashes with riot police in Independence Square in Kiev. At least 21 civilians were killed in fresh fighting in Kiev on Thursday, shattering an overnight truce declared by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, and a presidential statement said dozens of police were also dead or wounded. Reuters

An agreement on resolving the crisis in Ukraine was reached at all-night talks involving President Viktor Yanukovich, the opposition and three European Union ministers, the presidential press service said today.

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It said in a statement that the deal would be signed at lunchtime but gave no details. The opposition and EU ministers did not immediately confirm agreement had been reached and diplomatic sources said the talks had been "very difficult."

Polish officials later confirmed that agreement had been reached.

Reuters

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