Ukraine President Flees Kiev

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ukrainian-president-viktor-yanukovychThe president has left the building. Ukraine’s leader, Viktor Yanukovich, fled Kiev today, denouncing what he called a violent coup as his offices and residence fell into protesters’ control.

Meanwhile, former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was freed from a penitentiary hospital and the nation’s parliament found Yanukovich unable to fulfill his duties and arranged for a May 25 election to select a replacement.

Don’t count the conflict as over yet though. Yanukovich made a TV appearance from Kharkiv, assuring viewers that he had not resigned and had no plans to. Read more at New York Times.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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