I saw a more detailed article a bit ago on it and it said that Ecuador gave him citizenship on December 12th and then sent a request on December 20th for the UK to treat Assange as an Ecuadorian diplomat and all of the protections that entails. UK rejected that a day later.
edit: article in question - https://www.yahoo.com/news/ecuador-grants-citizenship-wikile...
And right back to where he started. Its contingent on the UK to decide Assange's fate and their is no indication that they have changed their mind.
I know there's not much more to say, but I think it's pretty funny that the title is also the contents of the 'article'. Is this someones tweet that was published as an article?