Ukraine President, Opposition Agree to Constitutional Changes, Elections
President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders agreed to a European Union-brokered deal that pushes up the presidential elections to this year, and rolls back recent constitutional changes. The deal, reached overnight, aims to end the violent clashes between protesters and police that claimed 77 lives this week. Yesterday, EU leaders agreed to impose sanctions against Ukraine, including travel bans and asset freezes. But with the nation now on the brink of debt default, a tough road still lies ahead.