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Ukraine: Yanukovych returns to work as protesters refuse to leave encampments

Members of the Ukrainian opposition refused to leave the buildings they have occupied in downtown Kiev. President Yanukovych returned to work Monday after taking a four day sick leave. But his absence did not send the protesters home. They continue to demand his resignation and early elections. Some members of the opposition have said they will seek changes to the Ukrainian constitution which would limit the president's powers. We'll get an update on the situation in Ukraine from Mychailo Wynnyckyj, an associate professor of Sociology at National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. #Euromaiden. ( PHOTO: In this file photo taken on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, Orthodox priests pray as they stand between pro-European Union activists and police lines in central Kiev, Ukraine. As a barricade of blazing tires belched thick black smoke, a line of priests stood between angry protesters and ominous riot police. Every freezing morning, priests sing prayers to demonstrators gathered on the Ukrainian capital's main square, a solemn and soothing interlude to vehement speeches calling for revolution. AP PhotoSergei Grits, file)

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