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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Ukrainian parliament to fire the president

Ukrainian parliament to fire the president

Ukrainian parliament decided to sack President Viktor Yanukovych, on Saturday (22/02).

The deputy chairman of the parliament also decided to hold elections accelerated on May 25.

Yanukovuch spokesman said it rejected the decision of the parliament.

In a televised speech, which was recorded a few hours before the parliament held a meeting, Yanukovych said he would not resign and describe measures political opponents as 'vandalism, banditry, and coups'.

He also said that parliament elects a new chairman is against the law.

Likewise, the parliament's decision to release from prison opposition leader, Yulia Tymoshenko, who had previously been detained in a hospital in the city of Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine.

The BBC said Tymoshenko headed in the capital Kiev's Independence Square since last November which became the center of protests against Yanukovych's government.

Ukrainian political crisis ridden since Yanukovych refused a trade agreement with the European Union and chose a closer relationship with the government in Moscow.

Tinged protests clashed with security forces, which have so far killed many people.

The Ministry of Health said that since last Tuesday (18/02) at least 77 people were killed.

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