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Aleksey Yaroshevsky

Ukrainian parliament appoints speaker as acting president
The opposition-controlled Ukrainian parliament has voted to appoint its freshly-elected Speaker Aleksandr Turchinov as acting president. MPs supporting the move arguing that President Yanukovich has de facto resigned his office.

23.02.2014 10:41

‘I’m not leaving’: Yanukovich accuses opposition of coup d’etat, calls on EU to fulfill obligations
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has called the latest developments in the country a coup d’etat, denying speculations of his resignation. He also accused international mediators of not fulfilling their obligations.

22.02.2014 14:55

Ukraine president, opposition sign EU-brokered agreement on ending crisis
Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich and opposition leaders have signed an EU brokered agreement on ending the political crisis in the country.

21.02.2014 14:01

Ukraine's President Yanukovich declares early elections, constitutional reforms
Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich has announced early presidential elections. He also said that the constitution of 2004, which limits presidential powers, will be returned. This was one of the main demands by the opposition.

21.02.2014 10:22

Ukraine bloodshed: Kiev death toll jumps to 77
The number of those killed in the Ukrainian violence has risen to 77, the country’s Health Ministry has said. Doctors working on Kiev’s Independence Square, however, claimed that as many as 70 people were killed on the rioters’ side alone on Thursday.

20.02.2014 16:02

RT crews under fire, armed rioters take over hotel, fire from windows in Kiev
RT’s camera crews have been fired upon by rioters as they tried to film the escalating violence on Kiev’s Independent Square. Armed protesters have taken control of Hotel Ukraine, trapping members of the RT crew inside.

20.02.2014 09:36

Ukraine’s president, opposition agree to a truce
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and opposition leaders agreed to a truce following a meeting which focused on how to end the crisis in Ukraine peacefully, the president’s press office confirmed.

19.02.2014 21:04

Talks between Ukrainian govt, opposition fail as Kiev gripped by unrest
At least 25 people have been killed in Kiev as the Ukrainian capital plunges back into chaos. Rioters have attacked police, seized buildings, torched vehicles, and burned tires. Nine policemen are among the dead, all of whom died from gunshot wounds.

18.02.2014 20:46

Clashes, teargas mark third anniversary of Bahrain uprising
Clashes with police have marked the third anniversary of the Bahrain uprising that had seen numerous human rights violations by the government and wide social discontent of the majority Shia population with the minority ruling Sunni monarchy.

14.02.2014 02:53

Judge dealing with riot cases shot dead in Ukraine
A judge who recently dealt with a case concerning riots has been shot dead in central Ukraine by unknown assailants, according to the Interior Ministry. The police presume his murder is connected with his judicial work.

12.02.2014 14:28

Ukrainian opposition urges snap elections, continues protests despite PM position offer
Opposition leaders called for an early presidential election following a Saturday meeting with the government, where top government posts were offered to protest leaders and a review of the constitution was promised.

25.01.2014 20:19

Police officer killed, two others captured as violence resumes in Kiev
Clashes have resumed in central Kiev, following a tense ceasefire. Rioters are burning tires and hurling firecrackers and Molotov cocktails at police. There are reports of injuries.

24.01.2014 20:32