Ukraine Faces Decision Day on End to Violence

Ukraine's president and opposition leaders signed a deal that calls for new elections.
3:00 | 02/21/14

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But -- really is the moment of truth for Ukraine it must decide -- today effectively. Way that peaceful solution a political outcome is possible or whether the country will descend further towards civil war. The president announced on his web site earlier that a deal had been struck through negotiation. With the opposition but that deal would be signed today in ink. But all the while protestors here in the -- -- chanting. -- -- deal this very popular theory here that the buildings surrounding this that the square aligned on the rooftops. We government snipers the citizen militias of being going into buildings to Scott did not and check whether they can find. Any of those -- so there is -- trust between the government forces. And the protest is in citizen militias. Here on the ground in the Central Square. And clearly that is -- impacting whether or not anyone believes there is in fact. A deal. For this country the choice is clear yet does it outside effectively we Russia through this alliance that the president hasn't -- Moscow and Vladimir percent. What does -- have a future with the way -- Europe with the values that are associated -- that there has been -- support from. The US president from the vice president from the secretary of state. As well as nearly goal of Europe's lead is -- on the other side there's been support for the president and for the government. From the Russian authorities in particular the prime minister and president -- so there's no easy way out of -- for the Ukraine. A political solution clearly is desirable but whether or not the people on the ground here given the violence of the past few days are willing to accept that. We'll discover the next few -- And -- McDonald ABC news Kia.

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