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Ukraine's parliament considering protester amnesty, but with conditions

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    Ukrainian lawmakers applaud after voting during a parliamentary session in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. In back-to-back moves to try and resolve Ukraine's political crisis, the prime minister submitted his resignation and parliament repealed anti-protest laws that had set off violent clashes between demonstrators and police. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky) (The Associated Press)

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    Ukrainian opposition leader and former WBC heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko, center, talks to lawmakers in the parliament session hall, in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. In back-to-back moves to try and resolve Ukraine's political crisis, the prime minister submitted his resignation Tuesday and parliament repealed anti-protest laws that had set off violent clashes between protesters and police. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov) (The Associated Press)

Ukraine's parliament is considering measures to grant amnesty to those arrested during weeks of protests in the crisis-torn country, but possibly with conditions attached that would be unacceptable to the opposition.

Two amnesty proposals are up for a parliamentary vote Wednesday, one of which says amnesty would be granted only if demonstrators leave the streets and vacate buildings that they occupy.

Over the course of two months, anti-government protesters have established a large tent camp in the main square of Kiev and seized three buildings that they use as operations centers and sleeping quarters. They have also erected large barricades of ice, wood and other material.