Bill to repeal stringent anti-protest measures goes unsigned
By ANDREW E. KRAMER THE NEW YORK TIMES
Posted: January 31, 2014 at 2:54 a.m.
Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Riot police warm up near a barricade in central Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Ukraine's embattled president Viktor Yanukovych is taking sick leave as the country's political crisis continues without signs of resolution. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
KIEV, Ukraine — Viktor Yanukovych, the president of Ukraine, went on sick leave Thursday, leaving negotiated efforts to resolve the country’s political crisis hanging.