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Published: Friday February 21, 2014 MYT 7:10:01 PM
Updated: Friday February 21, 2014 MYT 7:10:48 PM

Ukraine's president announces early election, unity government

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich announced agreement on Friday to hold presidential elections early, form a national unity government and make constitutional changes reducing his powers.

He made the announcement in a statement after all-night talks with the opposition and three European Union ministers on resolving a crisis in which 77 people were killed in two days of gun battles between protesters and police.

(Reporting By Natalia Zinets, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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