Parliament unblocked after Yanukovych televised claim (UPDATED)

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Feb. 22, 2013 13:43
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The three oppositional factions of Batkivchshyna, UDAR and Svoboda have been blocking the parliamentary lectern since Feb. 5 when this year’s first session was scheduled to commence.
Photo by Kostyantyn Chernichkin

Minutes after President Viktor Yanukovych said in his live televised discussion with the nation that parliament had re-convened following 18 days of gridlock, the opposition unblocked the legislature’s session hall, claiming victory.

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