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Special parliamentary session in Ukraine hopes to quell civil unrest

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 00:57

Jan. 28 - Opposition leaders and members of the government are expected to meet during a special session of parliament Tuesday with the hopes of ending months long civil unrest. Julie Noce reports.

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Government and opposition leaders are expected to discuss concessions to laws that restrict demonstrations during a special session of parliament Tuesday in the hopes of ending the months long bloody civil unrest gripping the Ukraine capital. During a meeting between President Viktor Yanukovich and protest leaders on Monday, Yanukovich agreed to roll back some of the anti-protest laws that set off the most recent rounds clashes earlier this month. A member of Yanukovich's cabinet made the announcement Monday night. Also on the table during Tuesday's session- discussions over of amnesty for detained protesters and political prisioners. How much or little progress is made is anyone's guess. The upheaval began in November when Yanukovich abandoned plans to sign a deal with the European Union, deciding instead to streghten ties with Russia. His about face angered millions of residents some of whom have been camped out in the capital city's main square since then.

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Special parliamentary session in Ukraine hopes to quell civil unrest

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 00:57