German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes Ukraine opposition leaders Vitali Klitschko, left, and Arseniy Yatsenyuk, center, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at the chancellery in Berlin to discuss the country's crisis. (AP Photo/Johannes Eisele, Pool)
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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.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.Yanukovych proposed the amnesty at the beginning of the month as he sought to pacify protesters following deadly clashes in Kiev in January.Klitschko and Arseniy Yatsenyuk, another opposition leader, were set to meet Merkel in Berlin later Monday.Ultimately, protesters want Yanukovych himself to leave, and the opposition is calling for a major rally on Tuesday in front of parliament.
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