Ukraine crisis: Yanukovich announces 'peace deal'

  • Reuters, Kiev
  • Updated: Feb 21, 2014 13:26 IST

Ukraine's embattled President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders were due Friday to sign a preliminary deal aimed at ending the county's bloodiest crisis since independence, the presidency said in a statement.

"The parties agreed on the initialling of an agreement to resolve the crisis," the presidency said in a statement after a night of talks mediated by EU and Russia.

"The signing is expected at 12:00 (1000 GMT)" at the presidency, the statement said. No details of the agreement were given.

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