BBC Online : Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is to return to work on Monday after four days of illness, with protesters still demanding he give up power. Protests have continued since November, when he backed away from closer EU ties and agreed a loan with Russia. The EU and US are now considering a big loan to help debt-laden Ukraine, the Wall Street Journal reports. The aid package would be conditional on Kiev embracing “real reform and a real transition”, a US official said. US Secretary of State John Kerry and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton discussed the possible lifeline for Ukraine at a security conference in Munich at the weekend. Russia, engaged in diplomatic rivalry with the EU over Ukraine, last week said it was delaying the next instalment of a $15bn (£9bn) aid package. Meanwhile, the severely injured Ukrainian opposition leader Dmytro Bulatov has arrived in Lithuania for medical treatment. Bulatov appeared on TV last week saying he had been abducted and tortured.