Ukraine opposition urges West to help 'fix the violence'

The Ukrainian opposition has urged Europe and the United States to help bring a halt to the violence and alleged torture they blame on President Viktor Yanukovich.

What we need is not just declarations but a very clear action plan - how to fix the problem and fix the violence, how to investigate all these killings and abductions and tortures.

– Arseniy Yatsenyuk, opposition leader

Opposition leaders met German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in Munich on Friday and are due to talk with US Secretary of State John Kerry today.


Ukrainian president 'set to return after sick leave'

Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich is set to return to work on Monday after a period of sick leave, a statement on the presidential website said. Thousands of anti-government protesters have gathered in central Kiev to demand his resignation.