Ukraine Protesters, Russia Increase Pressure On Yanukovich

wochit politics
February 09, 2014 AT 11:25 AM
Ukrainian protesters, now in their third month of action, kept up pressure on President Viktor Yanukovich on Sunday with a mass rally where opposition leaders called for an end to his "dictatorial" powers. About 20,000 demonstrators rallied on focal point of the protest movement, Kiev's Independence Square, as Yanukovich searched for a new prime minister and the currency of the heavily indebted economy, the hryvnia, remained under strain.