Pro-presidential majority approves conditional amnesty law; opposition objects to terms

UKRAINE-EU-RUSSIA-UNREST-POLITICS People attend in a rally on Independence Square in Kiev early January 30, 2014. In a chaotic late night session the Ukrainian parliament adopted a law that would grant amnesty to protesters arrested during the country’s crisis, a measure which the opposition defiantly refused to back.

Ukraine’s parliament  passed an amnesty law at a late night session on Jan. 29. The law, authored by the president’s representative in parliament Yuriy Myroshnychenko, was denounced by the opposition as unacceptable because it imposes a deadline on the protesters for leaving the government buildings taken over in the past week across Ukraine.

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