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Crunch day in Ukraine after leader offers concession

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Ukrainian lawmakers meet on Tuesday to debate ways of ending a deadly two-month crisis after President Viktor Yanukovych gave in to a key opposition demand to abolish draconian anti-protest laws. 

A demonstrator places signs in front of riot police as Ukrainian journalists protest against police violence in Kiev on January 27, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin will also on Tuesday fly to Brussels for a summit with EU leaders dominated by the tensions shaking Ukraine in its worst political standoff since independence in 1991.

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