How protesters in Kyiv's Independence Square feel about Ukraine's deal

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The body of Ustim Holodnyuk, 19, who was killed in fighting between anti-government protesters and police, is carried from Independence Square on February 21, 2014 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych signed a deal with opposition leaders Friday with the hope of ending a crisis that has gripped the country since last November.

The agreement came after a violent week in which at least 77 people were killed in clashes between protesters and riot police, and Kyiv's Independence Square saw bloody, fiery clashes.

The deal would mean Yanukovych would hold elections before December and form a national unity government. Ukraine's parliament also voted to revert back to the 2004 constitution, which would remove some of Yanukovych's powers.

Ukraine's parliament also voted for amendments to the criminal code that could see former prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko being released from prison. She has been in jail on what many call trumped up charges of abusing her authority since 2011. 

GlobalPost talked to Olga Rudenko, an editor at the Kyiv Post, about the reaction in Kyiv's Independence Square — the epicenter of the protests — to the deal.

How have protesters reacted to news of the deal signed by Yanukovych and opposition leaders?