KIEV Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit Womens , Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- The political situation in Ukraine changed drastically Saturday as protesters took control of the capital and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was released from prison.
In an interview with a Ukrainian TV station, President Viktor Yanukovych denounced the events witnessed by his country as "an example of a coup d'etat." He also dismissed rumours of his resignation, saying he would not leave the country.
Yanukovych reportedly left Kiev for the pro-Russian east of the country. His presidential office in Kiev was seized by anti-government protesters Saturday, while his Mezhyhirya private residence in the Novi Petrivtsi village outside Kiev was also occupied by an anti-government militia.
Tymoshenko, who was serving a seven-year sentence after being convicted in October 2011 of abuse of power over a 2009 gas deal with Russia Nike Air Vapormax Womens , was released from prison, hours after her ally Alexandr Turchinov was elected parliament speaker in place of Volodymyr Rybak, who resigned due to health reasons.
Earlier in the day, the parliament approved a fast-track procedure for Tymoshenko's release that did not require the president's endorsement.
Tymoshenko's daughter said the 53-year-old female leader was already free but still in hospital receiving medical treatment.
Opposition leader Vitaly Klitchko called for an early presidential election in May, rather than December as agreed under a peace deal signed Friday between President Yanukovych and the opposition.
The agreement Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit , aimed at ending anti-government rallies, envisaged the reduction of presidential powers through constitutional changes, the formation of a national unity government within 10 days and an early presidential election.
The Ukrainian government, still led by a Yanukovich ally, said it would ensure a smooth handover of power to a new administration.
Also on Saturday Nike Air Vapormax , opposition lawmaker Arsen Avakov, one of the leaders of the anti-government protests, was elected acting interior minister by the parliament until the new unity government is formed.
A total of 275 lawmakers supported the candidacy of Avakov to replace Vitaly Zakharchenko, who was dismissed by the parliament Friday over the violence.
On Saturday, the parliament also passed a non-confidence motion against Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka.
Yanukovych said in the TV interview all decisions taken by the parliament on the day were illegal. He said he would sign nothing with gangsters who were "terrorizing" the country.
He said his car had come under fire on the way Cheap Air Vapormax Flyknit , but he was not afraid, adding he would now travel through southeast Ukraine meeting people.
Protests began in Ukraine in November after Yanukovych shelved a trade and economic agreement with the European Union (EU) and turned instead to Russia for financial aid.
The anti-government rallies turned violent Tuesday, when protesters attacked police with Molotov cocktails and set fires outside the parliament, while the police responded with stun grenades and water cannons. The standoff left at least 77 people dead and hundreds of others injured.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday condemned the opposition for failing to deliver on the Feb. 21 agreement with President Yanukovych.
Lavrov conveyed the message to his German, Polish and French counterparts -- the EU trio that helped broker the deal Cheap Air Vapormax , the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
"The opposition not only has failed to fulfil a single one of its obligations but is already presenting new demands all the time, following the lead of armed extremists and pogromists, whose actions pose a direct threat to Ukraine's sovereignty and constitutional order," Lavrov told the EU ministers, according to a statement on the Russian Foreign Ministry's website.
Om Yun Chol of North Korea celebrates after winning the gold medal at the Men's 56kg weightlifting competition at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon Air Vapormax Flyknit Sale , South Korea, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo)
North Korea's Om Yun Chol beat his own world record in the men's 56-kilogram clean and jerk by 1 kilogram on Saturday to grab weightlifting gold on the first day of competition at the Asian Games.
Om, the 2012 Olympic champion and 2013 world champion Air Vapormax Sale , lifted 170 kilograms Saturday to earn North Korea's first gold medal at the games — a regional version of the Olympics. Om also had a combined total of 298 kilograms to mark an Asian Games record after lifting 128 kilograms in the snatch.
North Korea has 150 athletes competing in 14 sports at the games in the South Korean city of Incheon, where they are being cheered by local fans despite the bitter hostility between their governments dating from the 1950-53 Korean War, which ended with an armistice rather than a peace treaty.
Margarita Yelisseyeva of Kazakhstan won the other weightlifting gold in the women's 48-kilogram category with a combined weight of 194 kilograms.
At the end of the first day, hosts South Korea topped the medal table with five golds and a total of 13 medals. Powerhouse China was second with five golds and 11 medals overall. Mongolia is third with two golds, one silver and one bronze.
South Korea dominated in fencing Air Vapormax Flyknit Shoes , winning both gold and silver in the men's epee individual and women's saber individual. Lee Ra-jin edged out teammate Olympic gold medalist Kim Jiyeon to win the saber gold, while Olympic bronze medalist Jung Jin-sun defeated teammate Park Kyong-doo in the epee.
"It was pressuring at first because the fencing matches were placed at the beginning of the Asian Games," Jung said. "But if we get to the end in this condition, I think we will be able to win eight, nine or even 10 gold medals."
Kim said she was only slightly disappointed to have lost to another South Korean fencer.