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White House Welcomes Ukraine Deal

Elections to be held early

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The White House said it welcomed an agreement signed Friday by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders that will reduce the president's powers and initiate early elections.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said the agreement was "consistent with what we have advocated in calling for a de-escalation of the violence, constitutional change, a coalition government, and early elections."

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