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Ukraine President Proposes Amnesty For Detained Pro-West Protesters

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December 13, 2013 AT 11:10 AM
Ukraine's president proposed an amnesty Friday for all protesters facing criminal charges in the country's wave of massive anti-government demonstrations. President Viktor Yanukovych made the offer at a round-table meeting that included three leaders of the opposition that has orchestrated more than three weeks of anti-government protests, flooding the streets of Kiev with hundreds of thousands of people. There was no immediate reaction from the opposition figures, who earlier had said they were going to the meeting only to state their demands, including that the government resign and early parliamentary and presidential elections be held.