Archive for February 22nd, 2014

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February 22, 2014, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych has fled the presidential palace and the nation’s capital, taking refuge in his hometown of Donetsk. That city is a 45-minute drive from the Russian border. […]

Ukraine parliament votes to oust Yanukovych, sets May 25 election

February 22, 2014, by VOANews

The Ukrainian parliament on February 22 2014 declared President Viktor Yanukovych constitutionally unable to carry out his duties on Saturday and set ...

With reports that Yanukovych has fled, parliament makes Turchynov acting prime minister

February 22, 2014, by The Kyiv Post

Rostislav Pavlenko of Vitali Klitschko’s opposition party says that parliament has requested information from Ukraeorukh, the air traffic regula ...

Socialists to win most seats in 2014 European Parliament elections – poll

February 22, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

The political centre-left is likely to win the most seats in the May 2014 European Parliament elections in May, according to a poll. The Socialists an ...

  • Romanian Orthodox Church denies financial deal with Chevron
    February 22, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    The Romanian Patriarchy has strongly denied taking part in any meeting with representatives of US corporation Chevron amid protests in the country against shale gas extraction, after a monk accused […]

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    Bulgarian organised crime group bust in international operation
    February 22, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgarian and Spanish judicial and law enforcement authorities, working in close co-operation with Eurojust and Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), have taken down a Bulgarian organised crime group suspected of […]

  • Protesters remain in Ukraine’s Independence Square
    February 22, 2014, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    Thousands of protesters remained on Kiev’s Independence Square Friday, but the mood seemed relaxed, even somewhat celebratory. Protesters continued to pull up paving stones, but not to use as weapons.  […]

  • Protesters threaten violence if Yanukovych does not resign now
    February 22, 2014, by The Kyiv Post

    President Viktor Yanukovych received an ultimatum from militant protesters on EuroMaidan: Resign now or else. Hostility to a deal reached between Yanukovych and opposition flared on Independence Square the night […]