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Feb 21, 2014 2:29 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ukraine presidency: crisis deal agreed

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's presidency says negotiations with opposition leaders, the European Union and Russia have produced an "agreement to settle the crisis," but released no details.

A statement on the presidency's website says a document will be signed at noon local time (1000 GMT, 5 A.M. EST) Friday.

However, Germany's Foreign Ministry says on Twitter that negotiators had taken a break "to continue talks later on."

Street battles between protesters and police in Kiev have left more than 100 people dead this week, including some shot by snipers Thursday. The Health Ministry says nearly 600 people have been wounded and 369 hospitalized.

A shaky peace reigned in the protest camps in downtown Kiev Friday morning. No visible police forces remained on the square, and volunteers walked freely to the protest camps to donate food and other packages.

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