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Ukraine Leader Losing Grasp On Power; Tymoshenko Set For Release

"We have taken the perimeter of the president's residence under our control for security reasons," Mykola Velichkovich of the opposition's self-declared Independence Square defence unit told AFP.
Ukraine Leader Losing Grasp On Power; Tymoshenko Set For Release

Via AFP:

Protesters in Ukraine seized control of the capital Kiev and hailed freed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko in a historic turn of events Saturday, but marginalised President Viktor Yanukovych defiantly declared he still wielded power.

The situation in the ex-Soviet nation -- deeply divided between aspirations towards the European Union and loyalty to Russia -- was still fluid and uncertainty reigned over whether the opposition had definitively triumphed over Yanukovych on a day of high drama exactly three months into the country's crisis.

But there was clearly no more evidence of the ...

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