February 3, 2014
Ukraine’s embattled president has announced that he is returning to work on Monday after four days’ sick leave.
It came as thousands of protesters filled Kiev’s main square – demanding that he give up power.
Opposition leaders, fresh from meeting European US officials at a conference in Munich, told the crowd that they would secure international aid of they were able to take power.
“We have a common understanding with our Western partners about what should be done in Ukraine and how much money it requires,” said Arseniy Yatsenyuk, leader of Ukraine’s opposition Fatherland Party.
“But first of all, the question is who will be executing this plan of change for Ukraine, as no one trusts this regime.”