Ukraine's president agrees to scrap contentious anti-protest law
Jim Heintz and Maria Danilova, The Associated Press
Published Monday, January 27, 2014 6:28AM EST
Last Updated Monday, January 27, 2014 4:42PM EST
KYIV, Ukraine -- A statement on the website of the beleaguered Ukrainian president says he has agreed to scrap harsh anti-protest legislation that sparked violent clashes.
The statement came after a meeting between President Viktor Yanukovych and top opposition figures late Monday.
The statement also said one of leaders, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, has rejected Yanukovych's offer to become prime minister.