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Moment Ukraine MPs voted to release ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko

22 February 2014 Last updated at 14:51 GMT

The daughter of former Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko tearfully welcomed the moment Ukrainian MPs voted to release her mother from jail.

It comes as Ukraine's opposition asserted its authority over Kiev and parliament in a day of fast-paced events.

Police appear to have abandoned their posts across the capital.