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Ukraine president offers second-in-command post to opposition amid violent protests



KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's embattled president is offering the country's premiership to one of the leaders of the opposition that has conducted two months of intensifying protests.

A statement on President Viktor Yanukovych's website Saturday evening said he had offered the job to Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

There was no immediate comment from Yatsenyuk and it was unclear whether the offer would mollify the radical faction of protesters who have clashed with police for much of the last week.

The opposition has demanded that Yanukovych himself step down and call early elections.

The prime minister's job is the country's No. 2 political position.

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lyuba January 26 2014 at 5:13 PM

Thank you for your support JG.

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gwg8 January 26 2014 at 4:55 PM

Ukrainians are a proud people. Their culture dates back way before Russia ever existed. It is their time to unite once more. Let us give them all the support we can. JG

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emscelebrity January 26 2014 at 4:53 PM

Viktor Yanukovych needs to go and the protesters of his corrupt regieme will see to that...Putin has Yanukovych in his pocket and the Ukrainian people know it...Putin desperately wants the Soviet Union back as it was...But the people of Ukraine understand well what that will get them.

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PUDDING January 26 2014 at 4:14 PM

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kc8pz January 26 2014 at 3:12 PM

Bonytaker for PRESIDENT

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Hansi January 26 2014 at 11:08 AM

The Russians have Yanukovych in their pocket and the people don't like it. They have been there before.

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gasmanbiggs9 January 26 2014 at 10:43 AM

well lets not forget that the soviets had control of the country for a long time and when they left ukraine they didnt take all of those ICBMS that they had pointing at us with them ,if ,god forbid the government falls who will have there finger on the triger,and are we looking at a posible russian military action here ,after what happend in georgia .we will have to wait and see

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ramonbatt January 26 2014 at 9:26 AM

I am in support of the Ukraine people who understand well what they must do. The protesters understand.

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mbrheljr January 26 2014 at 8:32 AM

Meanwhile, disgruntled American voters seem to have replaced "NO" with b-a-a-a-a-a...

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thawmeoutplezzz January 26 2014 at 8:17 AM

Is this how people act when they have no hope ?

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ramonbatt January 26 2014 at 9:28 AM

Yes" returning to the USSR is not moving in the right direction!

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emscelebrity January 26 2014 at 4:48 PM

It's how they must act when they have been thrown uner Putin's bus.

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