Ukraine oppo signs political deal amid heavy doubts

Feb 21, 2014, 10:59 AM EST
Anti-government protesters man the front line barricades following yesterdays clashes with police in Independence square, on February 21, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has agreed to hold a presidential election before the end of the year, as part of a deal to end the crisis. He said he had also agreed to a national unity government, and to make constitutional changes reducing the power of the president. The compromise came after hours of talks with the opposition leaders.

Background:

Ukrainian President Yanukovych agrees early election [BBC]

Will Ukraine break apart? [New Yorker]

Ukraine president announces early poll, reduced powers [Reuters]

Opinion: Ukraine is now in a potentially revolutionary situation [The Guardian]

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