Negotiations. Under current complicated circumstances this is the most popular and reasonable proposal. But there has been no opportunity to fulfill it yet. However, several signals have appeared lately.
A negative one is that the forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs have practically blocked the streets near to the Maidan. This is a psychological pressure so far. But the opposition stated yesterday that force would be used to disperse the protests.
A positive one is that Western politicians will come to Ukraine to negotiate the regulation of the situation, in particular, EU’s top official on foreign policy Catherine Ashton.
Another positive signal is that President Viktor Yanukovych supported ex-president Leonid Kravchuk’s idea to convene a roundtable to seek a solution of the political crisis. It is too early to say what its outcome will be, but the beginning is encouraging.
The Day has written many times that there can be questions to Kravchuk, but he has done three things of utmost importance: 1) signed the agreement in Byelavyezhskaya pushcha; 2) held a referendum; 3) banned the Communist Party in time of his presidency.