Ukraine: President, opposition cook deals on amnesty, coalition government

Written by on February 15, 2014 in Europe - No comments

Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych appears to be inching closer to a deal with the less militant wing in the opposition to make the amnesty law work, and even try to form a broad coalition government next week.

Both sides made small steps towards each other on February 14 as the prosecutor-general announced that all 234 protesters who had been detained across Ukraine have now been released under house arrest for the next two months.

Although members of the opposition said that they will cross-check the lists of detainees, the Council of Maidan released a statement saying protesters were ready to partially unblock Hrushevskoho Street in Kyiv, the site of deadly clashes between the protesters and the police on January 19-22.

For the full story, please visit The Kyiv Post.

(Photo of Yanukovych: president.gov.ua)

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