Ukraine turmoil: Saturday as it happened

Key points

  • Ukraine's parliament votes to oust President Viktor Yanukovych as opposition takes effective control of the capital, Kiev
  • Opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko addresses crowds in Kiev after being freed from hospital where she was under prison guard
  • Parliament elects Oleksandr Turchynov, an ally of Yulia Tymoshenko, as the new speaker (All updates GMT)
  • Mr Yanukovych appears on TV, brands events in Kiev as a "coup" and refuse to step down
  • New elections set by parliament for 25 May
  • Leaders of mainly Russian-speaking regions in east Ukraine say they are taking control of their territories until "constitutional order" is restored in Kiev.

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Last updated 22 February 2014

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