UKRAINE EVENTS MOVING FAST – PRESIDENT OUSTED, ARMY VOWS NO ACTION
The Ukrainian parliament has voted to remove President Viktor Yanukovych.
An election date has been set for May the 25th.
Anti-government protesters appear to be in control in central Kiev – with military chiefs saying they won’t allow their men to fight them.
But Yanukovych remains defiant and described what’s happened as a ‘coup’.
Earlier the Ukrainian Parliament voted to release jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko – without requiring the president’s signature.
She’s seen as the arch-rival of President Yanukovych – her arrest in 2011 and conviction on charges of abuse of office were widely seen as a case of political revenge.
Events continue to move at a rapid pace in Ukraine that could see a decisive shift in the future of the country.
Funerals are taking place in Kiev for some of those who were killed in violence over the past 48 hours.