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Ukraine president refused to yield, says opposition

Updated: 2013-12-12 15:49
( Agencies)

Ukraine president refused to yield, says opposition

Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich (L) shakes hands with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton during their meeting in Kiev Dec 11, 2013. Battalions of Ukrainian riot police withdrew on Wednesday from a protest camp after moving against demonstrators overnight in the authorities' biggest attempt yet to reclaim streets after weeks of protests against Yanukovich. [Photo/Agencies]

KIEV - Ukrainian opposition leader Vitaly Klitschko said on Wednesday overnight police action against protesters in Kiev showed President Viktor Yanukovich was not interested in compromise.

"With what happened last night, Yanukovich closed off the path to any kind of compromise," Klitschko told a news conference.

"We had planned to have talks with Yanukovich. We understand that Yanukovich has no wish to talk to the people and only understands physical force, which he uses against the protesters."