More: The Polish foreign minister has been filmed telling a protest leader that if the opposition did not sign up to a deal offered by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych “you will all be dead”.
Radoslaw Sikorski, one of three European foreign ministers who brokered Friday’s agreement to end the bloody standoff, was emerging from talks with opposition leaders when he issued the stark warning.
“If you don’t support this [deal] you’ll have martial law, the army. You will all be dead,” he said, in comments that were captured on film by ITV News.
When asked if he had managed to convince the opposition, the minister, clearly frustrated, muttered: “I don’t know.”