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Protesters in the Ukrainian capital claimed full control of the city Saturday following the signing of a Western-brokered peace deal aimed at ending the nation's three-month political crisis.Yanukovych's whereabouts were unclear Saturday morning. Media outlets reported that he left Kiev for his native eastern Ukraine after surrendering much of his powers and agreeing to early elections by the end of the year. Despite significant concessions by the president Friday, elections later this year aren't soon enough for protesters who blame him for police violence and amassing too many powers. Parubiy also said Saturday that protesters are now in full control of the capital.Protesters booed opposition figures who took to a stage Friday evening to present their deal with the president, which cuts Yanukovych's powers.The agreement signed Friday calls for presidential elections to be moved up from March 2015 to no later than December, but many protesters said that is far too late.
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