Monday, February 24, 2014

Crisis In Ukraine -- News Updates February 24, 2014

Ukrainian Parliament, After Ousting President, Tries To Consolidate Power, Frees Prisoners -- Washington Post

KIEV, Ukraine — The foes of ousted president Viktor Yanu­kovych took swift, bold action Sunday to consolidate power and transform the government, sacking ministers, freeing jailed protesters and announcing detentions of former officials, even as ordinary Ukrainians confessed they weren’t really sure who was running the country or where it was headed.

By decree, the nation’s parliament gave interim presidential authority to the speaker, Oleksandr Turchynov, a leader of the opposition.

Turchynov quickly delivered some sobering news: The economy was in a shambles, and the government coffers empty. Ukraine’s pension fund, currency and banking system were facing “immense problems,” he said, according to the news agency RIA Novosti.

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More News On The Crisis In Ukraine

Ukraine turmoil LIVE UPDATES -- RT
Medvedev: Ukraine's new government not legitimate - live updates -- The Guardian
Ukraine's interim government 'not legitimate', says Russian PM -- The Telegraph
Ukraine Live Blog Live -- Al Jazeera

Yanukovich wanted over mass killings in Ukraine, whereabouts unknown -- RT
Ukraine: warrant out for Viktor Yanukovych's arrest, says interior minister -- The Guardian
Warrant Issued for Deposed Ukraine Leader for Mass Murder -- RIA Novosti
Ukraine's fugitive president wanted for mass murder -- Reuters
Ukraine issues arrest warrant for missing leader -- AP
Yanukovich wanted for 'mass murder' in Kiev -- Al Jazeera
Arrest Warrant Issued for Ukraine's Yanukovych -- Voice of America

Acting Officials in Ukraine Seek Stability and Ousted Leader -- New York Times
With Viktor Yanukovych gone, Ukraine hunts for secrets of former leader -- The Guardian
Monument to corruption: Ukraine's most-wanted man built $75M home on a $25G salary -- FOX News
Yanukovych crosses Ukraine, looking for refuge -- Washington Post

Nervous uncertainty across Ukraine -- BBC
Lviv Takes Law Into Own Hands as Protests Split Ukraine -- Bloomberg
A new day in Ukraine: Political uncertainty sweeps divided nation -- CNN
Ukraine Says Economy in ‘Critical State,’ Russia Uncertain Over Aid -- RIA Novosti
Kiev Clearing Away Protest Wreckage, Subway Working Again -- RIA Novosti
Ukraine Interim President Vows Moves Toward European Integration -- Voice of America
Ukraine Replaces Central Bank Head -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Ukraine's political upheaval boosts some while others just get the boot -- CNN
Ukraine Ex-Ruling Party Moves to Opposition -- RIA Novosti
Fresh From Prison, a Former Prime Minister Returns to the Political Stage -- New York Times
Russian, NATO generals discuss Ukraine -- Reuters

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