Catherine Ashton to visit Kyiv for talks with Victor Yanukovych

President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso said this on Monday in Italy.

"I spoke with President Yanukovych on the phone yesterday," RIA Novosti quotes as Barroso says. "I asked him to accept High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy Catherine Ashton, who will visit Kyiv tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, so that she could take part in solving the current situation in Ukraine".

The protest actions in Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities started on November 21 when the Ukrainian government suspended signing of the Association Agreement with the EU. The Maidan action was brutally dispersed at night on November 30, but the street actions became even more massive. The protesters demand the government's resignation and conducting of pre-term parliamentary and presidential elections.

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