EU Foreign Policy Chief: Ukrainian President Wants Deal With the EU
Decision not to sign agreement sparked protests
Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych intends to sign a deal on closer EU ties after all, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has told reporters.
She was speaking as pro-EU protesters continued to paralyse the centre of Kiev over the president's decision not to sign the EU association agreement.
His U-turn late last month followed pressure from Russia.
President Vladimir Putin said in Moscow on Thursday he still hoped Ukraine would join a regional customs union.