Kiev - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, facing mass protests calling for his resignation, will hold talks on Friday with former president Leonid Kravchuk, heads of parliamentary factions and church leaders.
A spokesman for Kravchuk said opposition leaders had been invited to the “round-table” meeting but that he did not know whether they would attend.
Vitaly Klitschko, a top opposition politician, said this week he would not hold talks with Yanukovich after protesters were attacked by riot police at a demonstration.
A spokeswoman said on Friday Klitschko's position had not changed.
Thousands of protesters have rallied in Kiev's central square for three weeks over the government's U-turn on policy away from the European Union towards Russia.
They are demanding Yanukovich step down. - Reuters