Home > News > World
Sunday February 23, 2014 MYT 7:05:02 PM
Sunday February 23, 2014 MYT 7:06:08 PM
KIEV (Reuters) - The Ukrainian parliament voted on Sunday to dismiss Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara, forcing out an ally of President Viktor Yanukovich.
Kozhara has been closely involved in discussions with foreign powers over Yanukovich's decision to spurn political and trade deals with the European Union and rebuild economic ties with Russia instead. A successor was not immediately named.
The chamber voted to oust Yanukovich on Saturday and agreed on Sunday to temporarily hand over the duties of president to the speaker of the assembly, Oleksander Turchinov.
(Reporting By Natalia Zinets, Editing by Timothy Heritage)
Ukraine ratifies EU deal, offers special status to rebels
NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine - defence minister
Russia wins delay in EU-Ukraine trade pact
Ukraine's leader sees no military solution of crisis, eyes reforms
Russia says Ukraine ceasefire holds, wants talks on regions' status soon
West African powerhouse Ivory Coast battles to keep out Ebola
Bissau president picks close confidant as army chief
Eyeing 'fatal blow' against IS, Britain lays ground to join U.S. air strikes
Iraqi army launches offensive on Islamic State in three cities
Xi sees factory China and back office India as global engine
France's Hollande heads for showdown over job deregulation drive
Nuclear deal elusive as Iran, six powers resume talks in New York
Adidas shares jump on report of hedge fund activism
A chance to win free passes to catch 1D’s concert film
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)