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Ukraine talks fail to end deadlock, uneasy truce holds

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Crunch talks between the opposition and President Viktor Yanukovych failed Thursday to end Ukraine's crisis but an uneasy truce held after five days of deadly clashes between protesters and security forces. 

A protester wearing a gas mask stands amid burnt tyres and garbage following clashes between pro-EU demonstrators and riot police in Kiev on January 23, 2014

Ukraine's three main opposition leaders held several hours of talks with Yanukovych but the relatively minor concessions offered by the president were greeted with derision by tens of thousands of protesters on Independence Square in Kiev.

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