From Kyiv Post archives: Protesters threaten violence if Yanukovych doesn't resign now

Feb. 21, 2016 11:30
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Opposition protesters gather around a catapult near the barricade on Grushevskogo street in Kiev on February 21, 2014. Ukraine's embattled leader signed a deal on February 21 with the opposition in a bid to end the ex-Soviet country's worst crisis since independence after three days of carnage left nearly 100 protesters dead. But President Viktor Yanukovych's dramatic decision to hold early elections and form a new unity government while granting amnesty for those involved in the violence was met with scepticism or even hostility by nearly 40,000 protesters who gathered on central Kiev's main square -- many of them frustrated the leader was not stepping down. AFP PHOTO / SANDRO MADDALENA
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Editor's Note: The following Kyiv Post article was originally published on Feb. 21, 2014, at 11:42 p.m.

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