Prime ministers of the Visegrad Four countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia) will meet late on January 29 at an extraordinary summit in Budapest to discuss the situation in Ukraine.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, along with several ministers from his cabinet, are also due to meet with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and his ministers to conclude a number of intergovernmental agreements, the Government Office press department informed the TASR newswire. Orbán and Tusk will be joined at the working dinner by their Slovak and Czech counterparts Robert Fico and Bohuslav Sobotka.
Ukrainian Parliament has annulled most of the legislation passed January 16 that significantly restricted freedom of speech and fuelled the anti-government protests. According to official sources, street violence has claimed three lives, with dozens injured.
Also on January 28, President Viktor Yanukovych received the resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, and later in the day the pro forma resignation of the government as a whole.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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29. Jan 2014 at 10:00