Saturday, February 22, 2014

Ukraine’s parliament votes to oust president; former prime minister is freed from jail

KIEV, Ukraine — In a day of fast-moving events that changed the political landscape of Ukraine and brought joy to protesters who had defied the government, the Ukrainian parliament voted Saturday evening to dismiss President Viktor Yanukovych from office, saying he was guilty of gross human rights violations and dereliction of duty.

The parliament, now dominated by opposition politicians, declared that an election to choose a new president would be held May 25. 
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