Sure enough. Yanukovich has backed down. Again.
Ukraine’s president, opposition agree to a truce. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and opposition leaders agreed to a truce following a meeting which focused on how to end the crisis in Ukraine peacefully, the president’s press office confirmed.
“Following the meeting, the parties announced: 1. Truce 2. The start of negotiations to end the bloodshed, to stabilize the situation in the country, for the sake of civil peace,” the press office stated.
The president met with the leader of the nationalist Svoboda opposition party, Oleg Tyagnibok, Batkivshchyna opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and UDAR party leader Vitaly Klitschko.
Earlier, Batkivshchyna opposition party leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced the same thing, according to the party’s press office. He stressed that the government was planning to declare state of emergency and a night assault on Independence Square, which has now been canceled.
“The planned assault and clearing off protesters is canceled. A truce has been declared and talks will start to stabilize the situation,” Yatsenyuk said.
Frankly, I am at loss for words to express my disgust with this man. I just hope that some form of Karma will find him soon.