Anti-government protesters rest around a fire at a barricade in Kiev. (REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)
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Leaders of the anti-government protests that have gripped Ukraine's capital for more than two months say they will seek constitutional changes that will weaken the president's powers.The European Union urged Ukraine to end its political crisis so the bloc could consider increasing aid to the country's struggling economy.In addition, the issue that set off the protests remains: Yanukovych's shelving in November of an agreement to deepen Ukraine's ties with the European Union.After shelving the EU agreement, Yanukovych obtained a $15 billion aid package from Russia, further angering protesters who resent Russia's long dominance of Ukraine.
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