Ukraine's new opposition-led parliament appointed a pro-Western interim leader and sought vital EU aid after the ousted pro-Russian president fled Kiev and went into hiding amid anger over a week of carnage.
An anti-government protestor waits at the entrance of Independence square in Kiev on February 23, 2014
The ex-Soviet state's three-month crisis culminated in a dizzying flurry of historic changes over the weekend that saw parliament sideline president Viktor Yanukovych and call a new presidential poll for May 25.
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