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Parliament impeaches Yanukovych, even as he defiantly promises not to resign or leave Ukraine

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Feb. 22, 2014, 5:29 p.m. | Ukraine — by Kyiv Post

Anti-government protesters, one holding the Ukrainian national flag, drive a military vehicle at the Independence square in central Kyiv on Feb. 22, 2014. Ukraine's leader and opposition on Friday signed a deal to end the splintered country's worst crisis since independence after three days of carnage left nearly 100 protesters dead. President Viktor Yanukovych's dramatic decision to hold early elections and form a new unity government was met with caution by the tens of thousands gathered on central Kiev's main square for a protest that began exactly three months earlier. AFP PHOTO/ LOUISA GOULIAMAKI
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Parliament on Feb. 22 voted overwhelmingly to impeach embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Lawmakers applauded as the votes came in - 328 in all - to oust the president. Following the vote, parliamentarian stood and sang the national anthem.

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