Topic - Arseny Yatsenyuk

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  • Pro-European Union activists wave flags celebrating riot police leaving form the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Security forces clashed with protesters as they began tearing down opposition barricades and tents set up in the center of the Ukrainian capital early Wednesday, in an escalation of the weeks-long standoff threatening the leadership of President Viktor Yanukovych. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    Ukraine police cave as Kiev protests explodes

    Police in Ukraine on Wednesday pulled back as protesters claimed victory after an overnight face-off in which authorities removed some barricades and tents and scuffled with demonstrators occupying Kiev's main square.

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  • Yatsenyuk told demonstrators at the square that the protest leaders were still insisting on their key demands: that Yanukovych dismiss the government, appoint a new one committed to signing an association agreement with the EU, release all the arrested protesters, and punish police who beat peaceful demonstrators.

    Ukraine police cave as Kiev protests explodes →

  • "This is a great victory," Arseny Yatsenyuk, a top opposition leader, shouted from the stage.

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