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Europe Sanctions Ukraine

After a bloody week that left at least 75 protesters dead in Ukraine, the government and opposition leaders signed a deal Friday that apparently moves up elections to the end of this year, paves the way for a coalition government, and trims the president's powers. The opposition will hand over its weapons and withdraw from buildings and protest camps. The agreement was hashed out during an all-night mediation with Russian and EU representatives. Still, it's unlikely that protesters will accept the measure—early Friday morning, shots were still reportedly being fired in Kiev. On Thursday night, European foreign ministers announced sanctions would be imposed on Ukrainian officials responsible for the violence, including the freezing of their assets, denying travel visas, and suspending exports of equipment used to quash demonstrations.

February 21, 2014 6:00 PM