Ukraine crisis: Yanukovich announces 'peace deal'
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Ukraine crisis: Yanukovich announces 'peace deal'

An agreement on resolving the crisis in Ukraine was reached at all-night talks involving President Viktor Yanukovich, the opposition and three European Union ministers, the presidential press service said on Friday.

world 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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First Published: Feb 21, 2014 12:34 IST