Ukraine moves to halt fading protests

Jan 16, 2014, 6:00 PM EST
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych attend a Russian-Ukrainian Summit on December 17, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.
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Protests against the government of President Viktor Yanukovych have been fading in recent weeks, but that didn't stop parliament from pushing through an aggressive new law to prevent future unrest. 

Background:

Ukraine parliament pushes through sweeping anti-protest law [Reuters]

Protests continue, with less energy [The Economist]