THE PRESIDENT AND THE OPPOSITION LEADERS OF UKRAINE SIGNED A DEAL TO HOLD EARLY ELECTIONS
By signing the deal Yanukovych agreed to hold non-scheduled elections called early Presidential elections in Ukraine. He also agreed in a new unity government and to make changes in constitution that would reduce the president’s powers.
The deal was also signed by 2 two foreign ministers of European Union:
“This agreement is not the end of the process, it's the beginning of the process," German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said after the deal-signing.
The deal came after the shots and fights were step by step heating on Independence Square of Kiev.
The agreement was reached following hours of discussion and negotiations interfered by foreign ministers of EU. According to the agreement the early presidential elections will be held no later than December 2014. It also says that within 48 hours the authorities of Ukraine will recover the previous constitution that limits the powers of the president. After it, within 10 days, a coalition government will be named.
As Independent.co.uk is reporting, violence broke up with a new power on February 21. The protesters opened fire on the officers near parliament building and the main square of protests in Kiev, and the police shot them back.
Both sides were firing shots in the same square, Maidan, but the interior ministry of the country accused the opposition for breaking the shaky truce by shooting at the police.
The deal came forward when the Health ministry of Ukraine put the number of people killed as a result of the last week violence -77- but according to the activists it is more than one hundred.
The opposition protesters and Viktor Yanukovych have been closed in a fight over the Ukraine identity- A nation of 46 million that has divided loyalties between the West and Russia. Mainly the western cities of the country are in open riot against Yanukovych's central government, while many cities in the eastern part are for strong ties with Russia.