Ukraine’s opposition urged protesters to stay on the streets, rebuffing a power-share offer from President Viktor Yanukovych, which they said fell short of their demands.
Opposition leaders Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Vitali Klitschko and Oleh Tyahnybok, addressing demonstrators after Yanukovych offered to give them the top cabinet jobs in return for ending protests, said they won’t give up their demands for the president’s resignation, snap elections and the annulment of anti-rally laws.
Yanukovych earlier today offered his biggest concessions yet since anti-government rallies erupted two months ago, saying he was ready to give the premiership and a deputy prime minister position to Yatsenyuk and Klitschko. The president is struggling to tame demonstrations that turned deadly this week as anti-protest laws triggered violent riots.
An extraordinary parliament session called for Jan. 28 will be crucial in deciding the fate of the country, Yatsenyuk said. Klitschko and Svoboda Party leader Oleh Tyahnybok urged activists to continue protests until all their demands are met.
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