President Viktor Yanukovych agreed to the move after meeting with top opposition leaders. One of the leaders, Areseniy Yatsenyuk, turned down the prime minister post, which Yanukovych offered him over the weekend. Prime Minister Mykola Azarov submitted his resignation Tuesday.
Jan. 28, 2014 A priest walks at the site of clashes in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine's parliament, in an extraordinary session Tuesday, repealed new laws that had been criticized for stifling dissent and free speech. Ukraine has seen violent protests since November, which have been led by activists angry that President Viktor Yanukovych had decided against an economic deal with the European Union in favor of closer relations with Russia. Maxim Shipenkov/European Pressphoto Agency Buy Photo