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Ukraine parliament sets Tuesday deadline for new government

Published on Feb 23, 2014 6:38 PM
 
Fireworks explode over the Independence Square after opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko's speech during a rally in Kiev on Feb 22, 2014. Ukrainian lawmakers must form a new government by Tuesday, the parliament speaker announced on Sunday, a day after deputies voted to oust President Viktor Yanukovych in a dramatic twist in the crisis sweeping the country. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KIEV (AFP) - Ukrainian lawmakers must form a new government by Tuesday, the parliament speaker announced on Sunday, a day after deputies voted to oust President Viktor Yanukovych in a dramatic twist in the crisis sweeping the country.

Lawmakers also voted to hand Yanukovych's luxury private estate on the outskirts of Kiev to the state.