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Ukraine conflict: Tymoshenko speech ends historic day of revolution

22 February 2014 Last updated at 22:43 GMT

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has given an emotional address to crowds in Kiev's Independence Square, hours after being released from a prison hospital.

The speech marked the end of a dramatic day of developments in the country's political crisis, with President Viktor Yanukovych fleeing the capital but refusing to stand down.

Europe editor Gavin Hewitt reports.