On 22 February, three months of protest in Ukraine culminated with the parliament unseating president Viktor Yanukovych.
Yanukovych fled from the capital, Kiev, and from his luxury estate nearby. Parliament installed a member of the opposition as acting president and called for new elections soon. On 24 February the new government issued a warrant of Yanukovych’s arrest on charges of responsibility for the killing of protesters.
Joy at the fall of the corrupt and authoritarian Yanukovych may sour very soon, though.