Ukraine: President Yanukovych Agrees To A Presidential Election

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Updated February 21, 2014

As part of a peace deal, the Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, has agreed to hold a presidential election before the end of the year.

The President has also agreed to a national unity government and to make constitutional changes which will ultimately reduce the power of the President.

This development came after hours of talks with the opposition leaders.

The opposition has not spoken about the deal and it remains unclear whether protesters would back it.

The German and Polish foreign ministers, who mediated the talks in Kiev, were reported to be on their way to talk to protesters in Kiev’s independence square.

Ukrainian broadcaster, ICTV, confirmed that it had seen a copy of the deal, and it had been signed by all parties.