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Pro-Russian activists and Crimean Tatar protesters and supporters of Euromaidan stand opposite each other near the Parliament building in Simferopol, Crimea, 26 February 2014

Pro-Russian activists and Crimean Tatar protesters and supporters of Euromaidan stand opposite each other near the Parliament building in Simferopol, Crimea, 26 February 2014

Anti-Russian protesters have stormed the parliament building in Crimea, while Ukraine's acting President Oleksandr Turchynov has assumed the duties of commander in chief of the country's armed forces as options narrow for the fugitive former president Viktor Yanukovych. The latest RFE/RL coverage:

# LIVEBLOG - As news breaks, RFE/RL's Central Newsroom and Ukrainian Service, Radio Svoboda, will have the reports.

# LIVE STREAM - Radio Svoboda has also teamed up with the television channel SIMON in simulcast live streams from Kyiv and the eastern city of Kharkiv.

# The Ukrainian parliament is preparing to unveil the lineup it wants for a new, national unity government. But with political disenchantment at an all-time high, lawmakers are looking to fill the ranks with leading members of the Euromaidan protest movement who may stand a better chance of gaining public trust. Correspondent Daisy Sindelar reports on nine Euromaidan names that may play a role in shaping Ukraine's political future.

# Ukrainians living in the pro-European, western city of Lviv are switching to Russian for one day to show solidarity with their country's predominantly Russian-speaking eastern and southern regions. Intellectuals spearheading the campaign say efforts to curb the use of Russian following the ouster of Moscow-friendly Yanukovych risk deepening Ukraine's bitter east-west divide. Correspondents Halyna Tereshchuk and Claire Bigg report.

# In Kharkiv, people worry that the rights of Russian-speakers are under threat. But in this heavily pro-Moscow city, once the capital of Soviet Ukraine, the Euromaidan also has its share of supporters. Correspondent Tom Balmforth talked to both camps.

# When Kyiv sneezes, will Russia catch a cold? The stunning and dizzying fall of Yanukovych's regime has inspired the Russian opposition and spooked the Kremlin. In his latest Power Vertical blog post, Brian Whitmore takes a look at how the Euromaidan is resonating on the Russian street.

# "Little Fish." "The Mole." "The Healer." A list of nicknames from Yanukovych's security staff for top officials and politicians is among the treasure trove of Yanukovych-era documents currently being pored over by journalists and pro-Euromaidan activists. RFE/RL editor Kathleen Moore and correspondents Natalie Sedletska and Rob Coalson report.

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