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Ukrainian president 'set to return after sick leave'

Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich is set to return to work on Monday after a period of sick leave, a statement on the presidential website said. Thousands of anti-government protesters have gathered in central Kiev to demand his resignation.

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Beaten protester 'to leave Ukraine for treatment'

Ukrainian protester Dmytro Bulatov who claims he was tortured will be sent abroad for medical treatment, opposition leader Vitaly Klitschko said after visiting him in hospital.

Ukrainian opposition leader Vitaly Klitschko. Credit: Reuters

Speaking outside of the hospital, Klitschko said: "Yesterday at the Munich conference German Foreign Minister Dr Steinmeier said that Germany was ready to provide medical assistance and treatment to Dmitry Bulatov.

"Now everything is done in that regard to finalize everything and give him a possibility to leave abroad for further treatment".

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