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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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