Ukraine's Parliament has voted to dismiss President Viktor Yanukovych and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been released from jail, Radio Libety reports.
Lawmakers voted on February 22 to hold early presidential elections on May 25, stating that Yanukovych had failed to properly fulfil his duties as president.
The vote came after Yanukovych said in an interview with a Ukrainian TV station that he does not plan to resign, and that all decisions taken by parliament are illegal.
He described recent events in Ukraine as "vandalism, banditry, and a coup," adding that he does not plan to resign.
Yanukovych's comments come after antigovernment protesters in Kyiv seized the presidential administration office.
Meanwhile, Tymoshenko has arrived in Kyiv after being released from a prison hospital in the eastern city of Kharkiv.
As reported, she is going to run for President of Ukraine.