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Ukraine's parliament is delaying the formation of a new government. It was supposed to happen today, but the parliament speaker — who was named the country's interim leader — now says the government should be in place by Thursday.

The delay reflects the political turmoil facing Ukraine after the country's ousted president Viktor Yanukovych went into hiding.

Yanukovych is a wanted man after last week's violence in Kiev left more than 80 people dead - most of them: anti-government protesters.

Ukraine is facing many problems, from to social to financial and geo-political, with Russia and the West at loggerheads over Yanukovych's removal from office.

Meanwhile, Ukrainians continue taking power into their own hands. The BBC's Steve Rosenberg reports from Kiev.


  • Steve Rosenberg, correspondent for BBC News. He tweets @BBCSteveR.

This segment aired on February 25, 2014.

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