Ukrainian President Signs Amnesty Law, Protesters Unmoved

World | January 31, 2014, Friday // 16:27
Bulgaria: Ukrainian President Signs Amnesty Law, Protesters Unmoved President Viktor Yanukovych. Photo by EPA/BGNES

The Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has signed the Amnesty Law, which provides for the release of protesters detained during the anti-government rallies in Kiev.

Nonetheless, the opposition has rejected the terms of the law, which apply only if protesters abandon the government buildings they've occupied, the BBC specifies.

"I have the feeling that this man (Yanukovych) is trying to gain some time. But we will not allow to be cheated", opposition leader Vitali Klitschko told reporters after the Ukrainian parliament signed the bill on Wednesday.

The anti-government protests in Kiev began in November, after the President reversed a decision to sign an Association Agreement with the EU.

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Tags: Viktor Yanukovych, Amnesty Law, opposition, anti-government protests, protesters, Kiev, Association Agreement, Vitali Klitschko
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