Kyiv (QHA) - Another round of talks between the Ukrainian government and the opposition leaders Vitali Klitschko, Oleg Tyagnibok and Arseniy Yatsenyuk ended yesterday, reported press service of the President Viktor Yanukovych. During the negotiations the sides agreed on the cancellation of laws passed on January 16 and on the vote for the amnesty law. A member of the working group on the settlement of the political situation, Justice Minister Olena Lukash, said this in a statement, which was posted on the website of the head of state. "During the meeting the sides reached a conceptual agreement to vote for the law of Ukraine on amnesty. The insistence of our side is the following condition for this law: amnesty will take effect only if all seized buildings and roads are released. Otherwise, those who committed offenses will not be amnestied. There was also a political decision to repeal the laws adopted on January 16 this year, which caused numerous discussions. However, the laws that do not cause any remarks will be approved by parliament again. The provisions of the laws that expire [on January 28] will be worked out jointly by the parties and comply with European standards," reads the statement. According to the statement, the leader of the Batkivshchyna parliamentary faction, Arseniy Yatseniuk, rejected the President's offer to head the government. "Negotiations will continue," Lukash concluded.

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