The collapse of the Yanukovych regime

Between 18 and 20 February 2014, there were clashes between protesters, militia and internal forces that ended in brutal pacification of the demonstrators by snipers. On February 20, 2014, Yanukovych signed an agreement with the opposition’s representatives. The agreement was negotiated thanks to the involvement of Western countries, including Poland. On February 22, Yanukovych disappeared from Kiev. On the same day, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine backed his removal from the presidency office. On February 25, the Prosecutor General informed about issuing an arrest warrant for an escaped former President. On 27 February, there was an information that Yanukovych was found in Russia, where he has been staying until now. Yanukovych’s prosecution is still underway in Ukraine.