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Ukraine Live Blog: Changing Of The Guard


A man holds sign that reads "Putin go home" during a memorial ceremony in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the deportation of the indigenous population of the Crimea by the Soviet Union in Kyiv on May 18.

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-- Dozens of Crimean Tatars marked the anniversary of the Stalin-era deportations from the Black Sea peninsula on May 18, with police warning participants that the event was unauthorized but otherwise not interfering.

-- Ukraine's ruling parliamentary coalition has broken up after the People's Front party withdrew from it, parliament speaker Andriy Parubiy has said.

-- The news on May 17 came a day after Ukrainian lawmakers set May 20 as the inauguration day for incoming President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

*Time stamps on the blog refer to local time in Ukraine

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Piano Voting: Ukrainian MP Breaking The Law While Making The Law

Two years after an RFE/RL investigation showed members of Ukraine's parliament illegally voting on an electronic system, one MP was still pushing others legislators' buttons. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)

Piano Voting: Ukrainian Deputy Breaking The Law While Making The Law
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Ukraine's deputy foreign minister tweets in support of the language law:

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