Right-hand man of Ukraine's jailed Tymoshenko elected parliament speaker

AFP , Saturday 22 Feb 2014

The right-hand man of Ukraine's former premier Yulia Tymoshenko was elected parliament speaker Saturday, a day after lawmakers voted to amend a law that could see the jailed opposition icon freed.

"Ukraine authorities are resuming their duties to stabilise the situation," the newly-elected Verkhovna Rada speaker Oleksandr Turchynov told lawmakers upon his election to the leadership post.

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