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Yanukovych signs controversial bills into law (UPDATE)

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Jan. 17, 2014, 8:37 p.m. | Politics — by Christopher J. Miller

A pro-government protester hides the face of President Viktor Yanukovych during a rally on Jan. 14.
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Christopher J. Miller

Christopher J. Miller is an American editor at the Kyiv Post. He is also a regular contributor to Mashable, and has written for GlobalPost, The Times, The Telegraph, The Independent and others. A former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer (Artemivsk, Donetsk Oblast, 2010-2012), he can be reached at millerjchristopher@gmail.com.

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has signed into law sweeping legislation pushed through parliament on Jan. 16 intended to crack down on anti-government demonstrations, according to a statement posted to the president's official website.

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