During an extraordinary session held at noon today, Ukraine's Parliament repealed 9 out of the 12 "dictatorship" laws adopted on 16 January 2014.

361 (out of the 412 registered) Deputies voted in favour of the motion.

The issue of an unconditional amnesty for all arrested those protesters will be debated later today at 1600 hrs Kyiv time.

There was no mention of the goverment resigning. has detailed the following other decisions taken:

Deputies also anulled the amendments to the law on the judicial system and the status of judges and procedural laws regarding additional measures on protecting the safety of citizens, drafted by Party of Regions MPs Volodymyr Oliynyk and Vadym Kolesnichenko, as well as the law introducing amendments to the Verkhovna Rada's rules of procedure, which simplifies the procedure for granting consent for the criminal prosecution, detention or arrest of MPs who committed a crime.

In addition, they cancelled the law introducing penalties for administrative offenses in the field of road safety recorded automatically, the law on penalties for administrative violations committed during football matches, and the law introducing amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code concerning criminal proceedings in absentia.

Deputies also voted for the cancellation of the law on the exemption from criminal responsibility of participants in peaceful rallies that occurred from November 21 to December 26, 2013, the law introducing amendments to the law of Ukraine on free legal assistance regarding the postponement of the entry into force of the provisions of clause 6, section VI "Final and Transitional Provisions," and the law introducing penalties for the desecration of graves of World War II participants comes into force on the day following the day of its publication.

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