Ukraine's Yanukovich agrees "truce" with opposition, start to negotiations

KIEV Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:07pm EST

KIEV Feb 19 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said on Wednesday he had agreed a "truce" with opposition leaders, after street violence in which at least 26 people were killed, and a start to negotiations to end further bloodshed.

A statement on the presidential website said that during talks with the three main opposition leaders Yanukovich had agreed firstly a truce and secondly "the start to negotiations with the aim of ending bloodshed, and stabilising the situation in the state in the interests of social peace."

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