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Ukraine leader calls for concessions as protesters freed

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Ukraine's leader called Friday for the opposition to yield some ground as authorities announced the release of detained protesters just days ahead of a mass, anti-government demonstration. 

Anti-government protestors of the "14 Hundred Self-Defense" group face police as they take part in a protest rally in front of the Prosecutor General building in Kiev on February 14, 2014

The move appeared to be a concession from the government of Viktor Yanukovych, but it is unlikely to appease protesters, who for more than two months have been occupying Kiev's central Independence Square and nearby buildings in a bid to oust their leader.

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