“A new era opened in Ukraine Sunday after a day of dramatic twists and turns that saw parliament vote to oust a defiant president and call early elections, and opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko walk free.” – YT
“The ex-Soviet state’s tumultuous three-month crisis culminated in a dizzying flurry of historic changes over the weekend that saw parliament sideline the pro-Russian head of state and call a new presidential poll for May 25.
“Lawmakers then went a step further by approving the release from her seven-year jail sentence of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko — a star of the 2004 Orange Revolution who was thrown behind bars less than a year after Mr Yanukovych came to power…
The constitutional legitimacy of parliament’s actions remains an open question and Mr Yanukovych vowed in a taped interview to fight the “bandits” who now claimed to rule Ukraine.” – TheAustralian.com.au
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