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Ukrainian parliament rules to strip Yanukovich of president's title

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New developments in Ukraine

The violence that ensued in Ukraine last month resulted in numerous deaths and hundreds of injuries. Thousands of people marched on the parliament building in Kiev, where a standoff was taking place over proposed constitutional reforms that the opposition said could provide a way out of the political crisis. Following the clashes, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (parliament) ousted and impeached Yanukovich on February 22, who then fled the country to Russia.

15:32 04/02/2015 On Wednesday, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a law to strip Viktor Yanukovich of the title of president. As many as 281 MPs voted for the decision. (The required minimum is 226 votes.) More »
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