Ukrainian Protesters Reject New Amnesty Law
Any hopes of peace arriving on the streets of Kiev are being dashed as protesters remain defiant in the face of government concessions. Ukraine’s parliament voted on Wednesday to grant amnesty to detained protesters on the condition they vacate all occupied government buildings within 15 days. Today the protesters have answered the condition with a resounding “no.” Pro-EU protests began back in November when President Viktor Yanukovych backed out of an EU trade deal. The demonstrators say the concessions are just part of a stalling tactic by the government to quash the activists, so they’ve decided to stay put.