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Ukraine opposition leaders visit Merkel after amnesty victory

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Ukraine's pro-EU opposition leaders jetted to Germany for talks with Angela Merkel on Monday as the country took a small step to resolving its worst post-Soviet crisis with the adoption of a political amnesty. 

"Maidan self-defence" activists stand guard at the barricades on Kiev's Grushevsky street on February 17, 2014

A law dropping criminal charges against hundreds of protesters came into force a day after they left municipal buildings occupied in December in response to President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to reject an EU trade deal in favour of closer ties with Russia.

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