21 February 2014 Agreement Ukraine

These are the basic requirements, and after difficult negotiations – which we negotiated for about 30 hours – we were able to integrate them. I hope that all parties will work towards the implementation of the agreement in the coming days. (…) This framework must now be implemented by the Ukrainians themselves. We will keep in mind the events to see that the provisions of the agreements reached here will be implemented. There have been a number of factors that have contributed to this evolution of events. First, the Maidan became radicalized after the “laws of dictatorship” (in Kiev) of 16 January, which were imposed by the Yanukovych administration. Second, support from his supporters of the oligarch, his political allies and the security forces has diminished. Thirdly, the dramatic failure of the agreement negotiated by the EU, which Maidan had rejected just hours after it was signed by all participants, with the exception of Russian Representative Vladimir Lukin. Public reports on Yanukovych`s exit particularly overlook the role of oligarchs (due to the logical lack of available evidence), but this is a key factor for governance in Ukraine. E. whereas the citizens of Lviv and Donetsk took the initiative to use the Russian and Ukrainian language in their daily affairs of 26 February 2014 as a gesture of solidarity and unity for the whole country; 1. Within 48 hours of the signing of this agreement, a special law will be passed, signed and promulgated, which will restore the effect of the 2004 Constitution, as amended until then.

The signatories declare their intention to form a coalition and form a government of national unity within ten days. The agreement was then signed by Yanukovych and opposition leaders Vitali Klitschko, Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Oleh Tyahnibok at the presidential administration headquarters in Kiev. Despite the agreement, isolated demonstrations of violence were reported in central Kiev on Friday morning. Earlier, Foreign Minister Steinmeier and his French and Polish counterparts, Laurent Fabius and Radoslaw Sikorski, laid the groundwork for an agreement in difficult negotiations between the government and the opposition. After a first meeting with Ukrainian opposition representatives Vitali Klitschko, Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Oleg Tyahnibok, they met for more than four hours with Ukrainian President Yanukovych in the heavily guarded government district. The meeting was overshadowed by reports of more deaths in the Maidan fighting. Immediately after the signing, Foreign Minister Steinmeier stressed that the agreement met four important opposition demands: the formation of a new government, the return to the 2004 Constitution, the drafting of a new constitution before September 2014 and early presidential elections. Steinmeier continues: Press release on the signing of the agreement (21 February 2014) The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will adopt the third act of exemption, which will be distributed for the same crimes as the law of 17 February 2014. 3.

Welcomes the responsible role played by Verkhovna Rada in the assumption of all its constitutional functions and the political and institutional vacuum created by the resignation of the government and the dismissal of the President, who was subsequently removed by Parliament; takes note of the measures taken so far by Parliament, in particular with regard to the return to the 2004 Constitution, the decision to hold presidential elections on 25 May 2014, the decision to withdraw the police and security forces and the release of Yulia Tymoshenko; stresses the importance of the Ukrainian parliament and its members continuing to respect the rule of law; Thus, the pro-democracy movement that created these technologies was hacked in Maidan Square by a coalition of nationalists, ultranationalists and neo-fascists.