Toward the end of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Ukraine’s months-long conflict erupted into a series of violent clashes before morphing into an international crisis. Here are key events that happened in Ukraine since then.
February 22, 2014
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych flees after protesters seize his Kiev office and the parliament votes to oust him. This marks the final straw after protests began in November when Yanukovych rejected an association agreement with the European Union, seeking closer ties with Moscow.
February 26, 2014
Leaders of opposition forces in Ukraine names new ministers and acting president, Oleskandr Turchynov. Just a few days following the overthrow of his ally, Yanukovych, Russian President Vladimir Putin steps up tension by ordering 150,000 troops to be ready for war near Ukraine.
February 27, 2014
Russian fighters take over Crimea–an autonomous region in Ukraine that has strong ties with Russia. Ousted president Yanukovych also takes refuge in Russia.
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