Ukrainian President reaches truce with opposition leaders

Ukrainian President reaches truce with opposition leaders

Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovyh says he has agreed to a truce with Opposition leaders, and they have begun negotiations to try and end the bloodshed in the country.

At least 26 people have been killed in the last day as violent clashes continue in the capital Kiev, between anti-government protestors and security forces.

President Yanukovych has been holding talks with three opposition leaders, and has released a statement on his website a short time ago, saying both sides have reached an agreement.

The Ukrainian Opposition says the planned storming of Independent Square by Security forces today will no longer go ahead, and both sides will now work to protect human life.

It comes after Germany, France and the US has all threatened to impose sanctions on the Ukrainian government, if it did not do more to protect its own people.

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