Stand-in president announced for Ukraine

  • 24 February 2014
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Nel explains what's been going on over the last week

A temporary president has been appointed in Ukraine, following months of protests in the country.

President Viktor Yanukovych was forced out of power on Saturday. A warrant has now been issued for his arrest.

The stand-in leader, Olexander Turchynov, says he wants to strengthen the country's relationship with Europe.

Politicians are meeting to start working on a new government. They've got until Tuesday to do so.

The stand-in government want Viktor Yanukovych to be arrested, because dozens of people were killed when security forces tried to break up protests last week.

It's still not clear where he is though, after he left the Ukraine capital Kiev over the weekend.

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