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Published: Tuesday January 28, 2014 MYT 6:10:05 AM
Updated: Tuesday January 28, 2014 MYT 6:37:17 AM

Ukraine's Yanukovich, opposition agree to repeal some anti-protest laws

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and opposition leaders on Monday agreed to repeal some anti-protest laws at a special session of parliament aimed at defusing two months of unrest against Yanukovich's rule.

The presidential web site quoted Justice Minister Olena Lukash, who was present at the talks, as saying Tuesday's crunch session of parliament would also discuss the issue of the government's "responsibility".

But she added that former economy minister Arseny Yatsenyuk, one of the opposition leaders, had formally turned down the offer of the post of prime minister which was made by Yanukovich at the weekend.

The sides also agreed that prisoners detained by police in the unrest should be granted an amnesty, though Yanukovich had made this conditional on protesters relinquishing control of all premises and roads they had seized.

(writing by Richard Balmforth)

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