Ukraine crisis: Opposition rejects offer of PM post


Ukrainian opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk says protests will continue after he rejected President Viktor Yanukovych’s offer to appoint him as prime minister of the country.Mr Yatsenyuk said the opposition was generally ready to accept leadership, but several key demands must be met, including new elections.Clashes continued overnight. Activists stormed a Kiev building housing police.The president’s proposal came amid new efforts to end the deadly unrest.He offered the post of prime minister to Mr Yatsenyuk and the position of deputy PM to former boxer Vitali Klitschko following talks on Saturday.’Not afraid’
Speaking to large crowds in central of Kiev late on Saturday, the opposition leaders repeated their demands.”Viktor Yanukovych announced that the government wasn’t ready to take the responsibility for the country and offered to the opposition to lead the government,” said Mr Yatsenyuk.”What is our response to this? We are not afraid of the responsibility for the destiny of Ukraine.”