Ukraine Steps Back From Brink

WASHINGTON — Bringing an end, at least for now, to the political standoff that until this weekend appeared to have Ukraine on the brink of civil war, the country’s president and prime minister have agreed that parliamentary elections will be held on Sept. 30. The BBC reported that President Viktor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich announced the new date for elections early Sunday after “more than 12-hours of talks between the two men aimed at ending a long-running political crisis.” The crisis began unfolding earlier this year when President Yushchenko accused Prime Minister Yanukovich of illegally inviting members of […]

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