FINALLY

Ukraine Prez Repeals Protest Law

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Despite taking a sick leave yesterday, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych repealed a law banning antigovernment protests on Friday. He also signed a law giving amnesty to protesters who have been detained under the now-repealed law, however opposition groups are already criticizing it since it's conditional on protesters leaving occupied government buildings. Yanukovych faces pressure on all fronts, as Moscow wants him to crack down on protesters, while those in the street are calling for quick elections that would probably unseat him.