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Ukraine accepts limited jurisdiction for Intl Criminal Court to probe Kiev sniper deaths

Ukraine has accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, opening the way for a possible investigation of the violent crackdown by former President Viktor Yanukovych's government on demonstrators.

The court announced Thursday that Ukraine, which is not a member state, has accepted its jurisdiction from Nov. 21, 2013, to Feb. 22, saying attacks by Yanukovych's forces left more than 100 demonstrators dead in Kiev and other cities.

Accepting the court's jurisdiction does not guarantee an investigation.