Key dates in Ukraine since Yanukovych ouster

Police officers help a wounded colleague during clashes with activists of radical Ukrainian parties, including the Ukrainian nationalist party Svoboda (Freedom), in Kiev on August 31, 2015Ukraine has suffered 18 months of turmoil since pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in a popular revolt last year, an event that set in train a separatist insurgency in the industrial east. February 22, 2014: Kremlin-backed Yanukovych is ousted by parliament and flees to Russia after three months of pro-European demonstrations. The security forces launched a crackdown on Kiev’s Independence Square, or Maidan, on February 18.

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