Ukrainian President Meets With Opposition Leaders

Three killed in clashes between police and protesters overnight


(Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich met opposition leaders on Wednesday in an attempt to defuse street violence in which three people were killed overnight, but tension remained high as his prime minister branded anti-government protesters "terrorists".

The talks, the first concrete move towards negotiating an end to two months of unrest, ended after about three hours. But there was no immediate word from the presidency. Opposition leaders said they would give a report on their talks later to their supporters rallying on central Kiev's Independence Square.