Discontent over the Ukrainian leadership’s decision to back out of a series of deals that would have taken the country closer to the European Union has erupted in mass protests and calls for the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych.
Ukraine’s parliament on Monday sacked six judges it had previously appointed to the Constitutional Court, saying that they had violated their oath in ruling against the country’s 2004 constitution.
City workers in Ukraine’s capital were to begin dismantling barricades Monday erected by protestors during demonstrations that led to the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych, a local official said.
European and US finance heads moved quickly Monday to secure a financial aid package for Ukraine following the ouster of its president Saturday and a potential withdrawal of Russian economic support.
A senior US official on Sunday warned Moscow not to send troops into Ukraine amid the political crisis gripping Russia’s ex-Soviet neighbor, saying such a move would constitute a “grave mistake.”
Ukraine’s newly appointed acting president reaffirmed his commitment to closer ties with Europe on Sunday, saying that Russia will have to “acknowledge and respect” Kiev’s choice.
Ukraine’s new interior minister ordered Sunday to free 64 protesters detained during this week’s riots in downtown Kiev.
Ukraine's embattled president was blocked from taking a plane to Russia, hours after Ukrainian MPs voted to remove him from office, new parliamentary speaker said Sunday.
The Ukrainian parliament voted Sunday to transfer presidential duties to speaker, Oleksander Turchinov, who ordered a national unity government be formed by Tuesday.
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov warned Sunday that Moscow would put on hold the planned purchase of Ukrainian eurobonds as part of it financial aid to Kiev until Ukraine formed a new government.
As battles raged on the streets of Ukraine’s capital in the bloodiest week of a three month-long uprising, the city of Lviv was already installing a new order.
Ukraine’s parliament voted Saturday to impeach the president as opposition parties rushed to consolidate their apparently growing hold on authority in the former Soviet nation.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych insisted Saturday that he would neither resign nor sign any agreement with what he called “bandits terrorizing the country.”
Opposition figures in Ukraine signaled their intent Saturday to seek the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych in parliament and call elections by the end of May as the government showed signs of total capitulation following days of bloody protests.
US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday discussed the implementation of a plan to resolve the bloody conflict in Ukraine, a conversation one senior US official described as “constructive.”
Ukrainian skier Bogdana Matsotska said Friday that she and her father will join anti-government protests in Kiev as soon as the Winter Olympics end Sunday.
The president of Ukraine and the opposition reached a deal Friday on an agreement they hope will lead out of the deepening and increasingly bloody political crisis gripping the former Soviet nation.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on Ukraine’s president and the opposition to jointly establish an interim government to put an end to violence in the streets of the capital that has claimed at least 77 lives.
At least 75 people have been killed in ongoing street clashes in Kiev since Tuesday, the Ukrainian health ministry said late on Thursday.