Ukrainian opposition supporters have ended their two-week-long blockade of government buildings and streets in Kiev, but some protesters vow to stay until a runoff election is held.
Opposition presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko told demonstrators to go home, after parliament approved new anti-fraud laws for a court ordered December 26 repeat of the runoff vote.
President Bush Thursday congratulated Presidents Aleksander Kwasniewski of Poland and Valdas Adamkus of Lithuania for helping mediate an end to the political crisis.
Also Thursday, Russia and NATO agreed to work to ensure free and fair elections in Ukraine.
Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych was declared the winner of the flawed November election. He calls the new election laws illegal and say they will do nothing to stop fraud.