Protesters errected more barricades in Kyiv

24 January 2014 13:34

Ukrainian antigovernment protesters have expanded their protest camp in Kyiv after inconclusive talks between the opposition and President Viktor Yanukovych, RFE/RL reports.

Protesters erected new barricades around Independence Square and also occupied the Agriculture Ministry building, but a truce appeared to be holding at the site of four days of violent clashes on Hrushevskyy Street, not far away.

Protesters have also occupied regional administration offices in several towns in western Ukraine.

Late on January 23, opposition leaders held four hours of talks with Yanukovych, but protesters later dismissed the concessions offered by the president.

The opposition is due to hold another round of talks with Yanukovych on January 24.