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You're reading: Amnesty International: Ukraine curtails freedoms at home

Signing the EU Accession Agreement was seen by many as a carrot to entice Ukraine to embrace significant human rights change. But its absence must not stop progress towards human rights for people in Ukraine.

By Sunday 24 November at least 100,000 people had gathered on two central squares in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv. The authorities publicly supported the demonstrations. A day later, President Yanukovych applauded the protesters, and stressed that there was no alternative to building Ukrainian society in line with European standards.

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