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Ukraine

All Detained Ukrainian Protesters Released

Ukraine's prosecutor-general said criminal proceedings against all those who had been detained would be dropped if protesters cleared streets and government buildings that they occupy, such as Agriculture Ministry Ukraine's prosecutor-general said criminal proceedings against all those who had been detained would be dropped if protesters cleared streets and government buildings that they occupy, such as Agriculture Ministry
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Ukraine's prosecutor-general said criminal proceedings against all those who had been detained would be dropped if protesters cleared streets and government buildings that they occupy, such as Agriculture Ministry
Ukraine's prosecutor-general said criminal proceedings against all those who had been detained would be dropped if protesters cleared streets and government buildings that they occupy, such as Agriculture Ministry
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By RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service
KYIV -- Ukraine's opposition says all protesters detained during nearly three months of antigovernment demonstrations have been released under a recent amnesty law.

The headquarters of the National Resistance, which unites Ukraine's three leading opposition parties, said on February 14 that the last of the 234 jailed demonstrators had been freed.

Parliament passed the amnesty law last month as part of a bid to end the crisis triggered by President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to scupper a landmark agreement with the EU in favor of closer ties with Russia.

Prosecutor-General Viktor Pshonka said that in line with the amnesty law, criminal proceedings against all those who had been detained would be dropped if protesters cleared streets and government buildings that they occupy by February 17.

The opposition had demanded the unconditional release of all detainees.

With reporting by AP and Pravda.com.ua

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