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Ukraine protesters stay on the streets despite deal

Bishkek (AKIpress) - Ukraine protest Thousands of protesters have remained in Kiev's main square despite a deal aimed at ending Ukraine's political crisis, in which dozens have died, reported BBC.

The pact, signed on Friday by President Viktor Yanukovych and the opposition, says a unity government will be formed and a presidential election held.

But many protesters do not believe Mr Yanukovych can be trusted.

Correspondents say protesters appeared to be in full control of the government district on Saturday morning.

The BBC's Duncan Crawford says the roads leading up to the presidential building are controlled by protesters - the gates are locked and far less heavily guarded than in recent days, with only a few security guards inside.

However the city is quiet, he adds with some new barricades in place, manned by protesters.

Meanwhile, one group of far-right protesters is threatening to take action if President Yanukovych does not resign by Saturday morning.

The political deal, reached after mediation by EU foreign ministers, came after the bloodiest day since the unrest began in November.

Police opened fire on Thursday on protesters who have been occupying Independence Square in central Kiev. The health ministry said 77 people - both protesters and police - had been killed since Tuesday.

Opposition leaders who signed it were booed and called traitors.

Earlier, coffins of anti-government protesters were carried across the square as funeral ceremonies for those killed in the clashes got under way.


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