Contact Us

Ukrainian Parliment Restores Previous Constitution And Offers Amnesty For Protestors

Violence Escalates As Kiev Protests Continue
Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament has voted to restore a previous constitution that limits presidential powers as part of a breakthrough deal between the opposition and president.

The Interfax and ITAR-Tass news agencies reported that legislators voted to approve the 2004 constitution.

Yanukovych changed that constitution in 2010 to increase his powers. Although Yanukovych retains an apparent majority in parliament, his powers are now significantly reduced.

Lawmakers also approved an amnesty for protesters involve in violence during a months-long standoff over Ukraine’s future.


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Best of News Talk 940

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://voiceofamarillo.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on News Talk 940 AM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on News Talk 940 AM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive VOA VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.