Maidan demonstrators return to their routines

In the afternoon, the Maidan demonstrators returned to their routines. The Independence Square is being cleaned now.

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders in the Rada signed an agreement to end Ukraine’s long-running crisis and deadly clashes in the capital.

In a statement placed on his Website on Friday, the embattled Yanukovych said he would start a process leading to an early presidential election but set no date. He also pledged to form a coalition government and to initiate constitutional reforms aimed at curbing the president’s powers.

The compromise came after hours of talks between the sides mediated by three European foreign ministers.

The German and Polish ministers met protesters in Kiev’s Independence Square before announcing their leaders backed the deal.

The Foreign Ministers of Germany and Poland are now at the presidential administration headquarters in Kiev to continue negotiations, BBC reports.