With Yanukovych gone, what's next for Ukraine?

Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych fled the capital on Saturday. He was reportedly seen at a port on the country's Crimean Peninsula that is the home of Russia's Black Sea Fleet. (Ukraine's Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuters)

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Suddenly this weekend he was gone. Even as Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovych fled the capital this weekend there emerged wariness over the tussle to replace him. What's next remains unanswered for Ukraine as protesters remain gathered in Kyiv's Independence Square.


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People lay flowers at the barricades in memory of the victims of the recent clashes in central Kyiv. Fugitive Ukrainian
President Viktor Yanukovych is wanted for mass murder, authorities announced today. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)


"Millions of Ukrainians want to know, where is Yanukovych? And try to find him. He disappeared. The President of Ukraine disappeared."

One of Ukraine's opposition leaders Vitaly Klitschko on BBC

Where in the world is Victor Yanykovych? The Ukrainian President was impeached on the weekend just as he fled Kyiv. There are reports of random sightings, he seems to pop up and disappear again. He's now a wanted man, he stands accused of mass murder in the deaths of more then 80 protesters in Kyiv's Independence Square.

Ukraine has an interim president Oleksandr Turchynov and elections are scheduled for May 25th.

Speculation abounds about who else will vie for the job. Former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who gained world attention during the 2004 Orange Revolution, was freed from prison on Saturday. She said she's not looking for any immediate role in government but many wonder if she'll make a run for the presidency.

To talk about what's next for Ukraine, we were joined by CBC's Europe Correspondent Margaret Evans, who was in Kyiv.


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This segment was produced by The Current's Idella Sturino.

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