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Published: Thursday December 12, 2013 MYT 12:25:02 AM
Updated: Thursday December 12, 2013 MYT 12:25:54 AM

Ukraine's Yanukovich invites opposition for talks to find compromise

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said on Wednesday he invited all parties, including the opposition, for talks to find a political compromise to a growing political crisis.

In a statement on his website, Yanukovich said the opposition should not refuse and should "not go down the road of confrontation and ultimatums". EU and U.S. officials had demanded he launch a dialogue with all parties after more than two weeks of protests in central Kiev.

(reporting by Natalia Zinets, writing by Elizabeth Piper, editing by Alissa de Carbonnel)

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