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Party of Regions deputy Vitaliy Zhuravskiy who drafted the libel law held a 30-second press briefing during which he thanked journalists and said: “The issue is now off the agenda.”

The vote comes after hundreds of journalists went to the doorstep of the Verkhovna Rada committee building on the morning Oct. 1 to reinforce the message that lawmakers must rescind a new libel law that calls for imprisoning journalists.

Yanukovych and his Party of Region lawmakers did a quick about-face.

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