Ukraine PM resigns amid unrest, parliament revokes anti-protest laws




 
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Ukraine PM resigns amid unrest, parliament revokes anti-protest laws
 
January 28th, 2014  
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Ukraine PM resigns amid unrest, parliament revokes anti-protest laws
By Richard Balmforth and Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov resigned on Tuesday while deputies loyal to President Viktor Yanukovich, acting to calm violent street protests, back-tracked and overturned anti-protest laws they rammed through parliament 12 days ago. The first concrete concessions by Yanukovich since the crisis erupted two months ago brought cries of 'Hurrah!' from several thousand demonstrators on Kiev's Independence Square, focal point of the protests. But opposition leaders said they would continue to harness street power to wring even more gains from Yanukovich. "We have to change not only the government, but the rules of the game as well," declared boxer-turned-politician Vitaly Klitschko.

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