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President Viktor Yanukovych received an ultimatum from militant protesters on EuroMaidan: Resign now or else.

Hostility to a deal reached between Yanukovych and opposition flared on Independence Square the night of Feb. 21. Anti-government protesters say the deal does not go far enough because it allows Yanukovych to stay in power until an early election in December, rather than resign immediately.

When opposition leaders spoke to protesters from the main stage about the deal, a member of one of the “people’s self-defense” units interrupted and took to the stage with this threat:

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