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EU, Yanukovych discuss 'roadmap' from crisis: source

Published on Feb 21, 2014 1:41 AM

KIEV (AFP) - Three EU foreign ministers and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Thursday discussed a possible "roadmap" out of the country's political turmoil, said a German delegation source.

As deadly clashes raged between protesters and police, the envoys from Germany, France and Poland then took the plan to opposition leaders and said they would stay in Kiev for more talks on Friday.

They had been due to return to Brussels on Thursday for a meeting to discuss sanctions against the Ukrainian government over the bloody escalation in the three-months-old standoff.

In over four hours of talks in Kiev, the foreign ministers and embattled Yanukovych discussed "ideas for a roadmap" toward a peaceful solution, the German delegation source said.

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