Negotiations between the opposition and Yanukovych are finished

Leaders of the opposition factions Vitaliy Klychko and Arseniy Yatsenyuk met today with President Viktor Yanukovych to take appropriate measures for settlement of the crisis situation in Ukraine. Andriy Klyuyev, Secretary of the national security service and defense, Andrei Portnov, Advisor to the President, and Olena Lukash, the Minister of justice took part in the negotiations.

Negotiations lasted three hours.


Leaving the building of the presidential administration, the leader of «Freedom» Oleg Tyahnybok said that talks with Yanukovych ended without results, and he did not intend to comply with the requirement of opposition about resignation of the acting government,.


According to Arseniy Yatseniuk, the leader of the faction «Batkivshchyna», a new round of negotiations will take place tomorrow, on January, 23. At the session the Prime Minister Mykola Azarov is supposed to participate. He was recalled by the President Yanukovych from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.


During the dialogue, the President, expressing condolences to the families of the victims, has promised to start an investigation on the activists’ death on the Grushevskogo street.


The meeting took place after the information about the death of two protesters was confirmed. The cause of death was a gunshot wound.

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