Subscribe Register Login

Monday, April 21, 2014, 5:39 a.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

Ukrainian protesters end occupation of City Hall

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 16, 2014 at 9:06 a.m.

KIEV, Ukraine — Anti-government demonstrators in Ukraine's capital ended their nearly three-month occupation of Kiev City Hall on Sunday as promised in exchange for the release of all jailed protesters. But tensions remained high as hundreds stayed outside the building, vowing to retake it if the government fails to drop all criminal charges against the protesters.

Prospects for an easing of the standoff between the opposition and President Viktor Yanukovych dimmed further when a top opposition leader, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, again turned down an offer to become prime minister in a coalition government.

Yanukovych is expected to nominate a new prime minister in the near future, and Western officials have been advocating for a coalition government drawn from the ruling party and the opposition. But, Yatsenyuk said, he would not agree to take the post, which Yanukovych offered to him last month, unless the president makes further concessions, including a constitutional reform that reduces presidential powers.

"I cannot be bought with posts, Mr. President. Go ahead and buy your henchmen," Yatsenyuk told the tens of thousands of protesters who turned out for the traditional Sunday demonstration.

Comments on: Ukrainian protesters end occupation of City Hall

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • It project manager

    The Office of Information Systems is seeking candidates for ...
    RUSSELLVILLE, AR

  • Groundskeeper

    For 154 unit apartment complex located in NLR. Approx. 30 h...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Dockworkers

    Full & Part TimeJoin the leading LTL team! Con-way Freight h...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Plant manager

    plant managermidwest Block and Brick is seeking applications...
    SPRINGDALE, AR

  • Lpns

    7 3-11 Apply in person. Premier Health & Rehab. 3600 Richar...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 778 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online