Ukrainian President Agrees To Talks

wochit news
December 09, 2013 AT 6:57 AM
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych announced on Monday that he would enter talks to end the mass anti-government protests which for weeks have paralyzed his country. In a statement on his website , Yanukovych made the surprise announcement that he had agreed to sit down with three former Ukrainian leaders on Tuesday with the aim of finding a "compromise" to end the crisis. The announcement came as demonstrations in the capital Kiev entered another week after erupting on Nov. 21. The opposition is calling for Yanukovych's ouster after he shelved a treaty with the European Union to focus on ties with Moscow.