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Parliament unblocked after Yanukovych televised claim (UPDATED)

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Feb. 22, 2013, 1:43 p.m. | Politics — by Svitlana Tuchynska

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.
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Svitlana Tuchynska

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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