Criminal investigations promised as Turchynov becomes acting president; Tymoshenko takes herself out of running for prime minister (UPDATE)

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Feb. 23, 2014, 4:56 p.m. | Politics — by Anastasia Forina

A photo taken in Sofia on February 23, 2014, shows a figure painted in the colours of Ukraine on the monument of the Soviet Army in central Sofia. The main Soviet army monument in Sofia received a pro-Ukraine makeover early February 23 after massive pro-European protests in the former Soviet country turned deadly in the past week. AFP PHOTO / NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV

Anastasia Forina

Oleg Mokhnytsky, a Svoboda Party member of parliament who now runs the general prosecutor’s office, promised the Verkhovna Rada on Feb. 23 that the murders of nearly 100 protesters since January will be investigated.

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