Ukrainian opposition members are not going to engage in any dialogue with the authorities until their conditions are met, Svoboda (Freedom) opposition party leader Oleh Tiahnybok said.
"There can be no negotiations with these authorities until all of our demands are fulfilled and special operations units are withdrawn from Kyiv," Tiahnybok said at a press briefing at the National Resistance Headquarters press centre on Wednesday. Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych earlier invited all the country's political forces for nationwide talks intended to resolve the political crisis. "I invite representatives of all the political forces, priests and representatives of the society for the nationwide dialogue. I am personally ready to take part in such a roundtable," Yanukovych said in a statement on Wednesday. "For the sake of achieving compromise, I call on the opposition not to reject [talks], not to follow the path of confrontation and ultimatums," the President said. He also promised that the authorities would act "exclusively in compliance with the law and would never use force against peaceful assemblies."