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Ukrainians Protest Yushchenko's Call for Elections

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Ukrainians Protest Yushchenko's Call for Elections

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Ukrainians Protest Yushchenko's Call for Elections

Ukrainians Protest Yushchenko's Call for Elections

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Thousands of people are back on the streets of the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Two years after the country's Orange Revolution, Ukraine is once again in political crisis.

This time, opponents of the pro-Western President Victor Yushchenko are demonstrating — defying his call for new elections.

Yushchenko has announced that he is dissolving the Parliament, but legislators and the prime minister have refused to accept the order, calling it unconstitutional.