Andrew Kramer and Andrew Higgins, reporting in the New York Times:Ukraine president President Viktor Yanukovych signed a deal with opposition leaders today committing to early elections and reducing some of the president's authority. Russia has not endorsed the deal, and many protesters want Yanukovych to resign.
In a further sign of the president’s diminished influence, Parliament voted to allow the release of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who has been imprisoned for more than two years. In a 310-to-54 vote that is veto-proof, lawmakers decriminalized the actions for which she was incarcerated.
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