Yanukovych calls in sick amid turmoil

Jan 30, 2014, 9:42 AM EST
Women urge policemen not to not to use force against protesters on Grushevskogo Street on January 30, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Embattled Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych made an unorthodox move as protests continue: he took sick leave, blaming a respiratory illness. The President also hinted that he'd be making no more concessions to protesters, saying via his website that "Authorities fulfilled all obligations that they took upon themselves".


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