Conservative Moderate Party MP Marietta de Pourbaix-Lundin witnessed the unrest in Kiev Photo: Parliament/Maria Persson Löfgren/Swedish Radio
Crisis in Ukraine

Swedish MP caught up in Kiev unrest

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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has agreed to hold a presidential election before the end of the year as part of a compromise deal to end the crisis, which has left scores of people dead.

Yanukovych also agreed to a national unity government, and to make constitutional changes reducing the power of the president. On Friday afternoon, the German Ministry for Foreign Affairs confirmd that anti-government protestors in Indepenence square in Kiev had agreed to the president's proposal on defusing the crisis      

Over 100 have been left dead by three days of violent protest. Sweden's conservative Moderate Party politician Marietta de Pourbaix Lundin arrived in Kiev on Monday before the trouble began as one of two rapporteurs for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). On her way to the airport to leave Ukraine Friday, she told Radio Sweden about her experiences of the past few days, saying it has been "the worst week" of her life.

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