Ukraine leader signs laws against protests despite Western outcry

by Reuters
Friday, 17 January 2014 18:27 GMT

KIEV, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich on Friday signed into force a set of tough new laws against public protests despite an outcry from Western governments which have criticised them as anti-democratic.

The presidential website listed the laws, which were hustled through parliament by Yanukovich's supporters on Thursday, and said: "The President signed the set of laws." (Writing By Richard Balmforth)

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