22 February, 2014 16:47 ▪
Radoslaw Sikorski: There is no coup in Ukraine
"No coup in Kiev," Poland's Foreign Minister writes in his Twitter. "Government buildings got abandoned. Speaker of Rada elected legally. President Viktor Yanukovych has 24 hours to sign the 2004 Constitution into law."
Radoslaw Sikorski was one of the three European Foreign Ministers who signed the compromise agreement to solve the current crisis with the opposition and Yanukovych on February 21.
Today, on February 22, Batkivshchyna's Oleksandr Turchynov was appointed Verkhovna Rada Speaker after Volodymyr Rybak resigned.
Yanukovych, in a video address posted online today, described the latest developments as a coup. He said he was not going to resign or leave Ukraine, nor will he sign the laws passed in the Rada over the past two days since he believes them to be illegal.
- Ukrainian Security Service Chief: Twenty-six Russian security officers were involved in planning of the bloodshed on Maidan
- Yanukovych is in Russia and may be granted asylum there
- Financial Times: Russia-Ukraine tensions seethe in Crimea
- Early presidential election scheduled for May 25
- German, French and Polish ministers come to the Verkhovna Rada
- The EU can’t agree on the list of candidates for sanctions
- Canada imposes sanctions against Ukraine's top officials
- The Verkhovna Rada votes for resolution to stop the use of force in downtown Kyiv
- Putin sends his mediator to Ukraine
- At least 8 people killed on Maidan today