Just a brief update for LI readers who have been following the situation in Ukraine.

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From the Associated Press:

Ukraine’s embattled president is offering the country’s premiership to one of the leaders of the opposition that has conducted two months of intensifying protests.

A statement on President Viktor Yanukovych’s website Saturday evening said he had offered the job to Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

There was no immediate comment from Yatsenyuk and it was unclear whether the offer would mollify the radical faction of protesters who have clashed with police for much of the last week.

The news comes as President Viktor Yanukovich and opposition leaders held another round of talks Saturday after more clashes erupted overnight, according to Reuters.

Tensions have escalated this week as protesters have clashed with police in the wake of new laws aimed at curbing public protest activities.

(Note: Associated Press often updates its posts, so you can check back periodically and refresh that link to see if there are updates since the time of this writing).

(Featured image: ABC News video 1/24/2014)

UPDATE 1/25/2014 at 4:50pm ET: Yatsenyuk answered on Twitter.  More at Mashable and CNN.

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