The Ukrainian parliament has passed a resolution to remove President Viktor Yanukovych from office. Yulia Tymoshenko was welcomed by a large crowd in Kiev after her release from prison.
Angela Merkel has visited Ukraine's President Poroshenko, who is in the midst of an election campaign. There's disappointment in Kyiv at his failure to implement reforms, and hopes of EU-style democracy are fading.
A push to establish an independent Ukrainian Orthodox church has also prompted Russian Orthodox bishops in Germany to "temporarily" quit a joint episcopate council. Their departure follows patriarchal orders from Moscow.
The two-time ex-prime minister, who spent three years in jail for corruption, says she will run against Petro Poroshenko. Although she enjoys undying support in some quarters, many voters see her as part of the problem.
The unofficial start of Ukraine's presidential race begins on August 24. After years of unrest, Ukrainians are clamoring for new politicians and appear ready to throw support behind their most famous rock star.
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