There is a “strong chance” a solution has been found to end violent protests in Ukraine according to one opposition leader.
After four hours of negotiations with President Viktor Yanukovych, the former economy minister, Arseny Yatsenyuk, said their aim was the end what he called “the bloodbath” of the last few days.
But another opposition figure, far-right nationalist Oleh Tyahnibok said more talks are necessary with his followers before making any announcement. There has been no comment yet from the third opposition leader, heavyweight boxer-turned-politician Vitaly Klitschko.
Thousands of people are currently braving temperatures of minus 14 Celsius in central Kyiv waiting for the opposition leaders to give them an update on the discussions.
In an initial round of talks on Wednesday, Yanukovych refused to make any real concessions to opposition leaders’ demands for the dismissal of his government and repeal of the anti-protest laws.