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Ukraine interior minister dismissed by Parliament for anti-protest 'violence'

Published on Feb 22, 2014 12:38 AM
 

KIEV (REUTERS) - Ukraine's Parliament on Friday voted to dismiss acting Interior Minister Vitaly Zakharchenko for using "violence" against protesters during the wave of street unrest.

Zakharchenko is a hated figure on Kiev's Independence Square because of several police crackdowns on anti-government protesters. His dismissal will be seen as a victory for the protest movement.