- Published on Feb 27, 2014
The Ukrainian parliament in Kiev has formed a new government while the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, home to a Russian majority, has announced plans to hold a referendum on its future amid ongoing turmoil following last week’s violence in Kiev. The referendum to decide the future of Crimea will occur on May 25, which will coincide with the early Ukrainian presidential and city mayoral elections. The new interim Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseny Yatsenyuk, has claimed that the former Ukrainian government had siphoned off $70 billion into offshore accounts. RT’s Egor Piskunov brings us the latest on the unrest in Crimea and throughout Ukraine.