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UKRAINIAN protesters have seized control of the capital Kiev in a historic cascade of events. Jailed opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko has walked free while marginalised President Viktor Yanukovych is defiantly claiming he still wields power.
The situation in the ex-Soviet nation - deeply divided between aspirations towards the European Union and loyalty to Russia - was still fluid and uncertainty reigned over whether the opposition had definitively triumphed over Mr Yanukovych on a day of high drama exactly three months into the country's crisis.
Since May 2010 a number of criminal cases were brought against Tymoshenko. On June 24, 2011, a trial started in the “gas case”, concerning a contract with Russian gas company Gazprom to supply natural gas to Ukraine, which had been signed in 2009. Tymoshenko was charged with abuse of power and embezzlement, as the allegedly biased court found the deal anti-economic for the country and abusive.
Who is positioning for what?
I don't know wtf is going on in the Ukraine, but this is big news.