New Crimea Premier takes up duties

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The new head of the Council of Ministers of Crimea, Sergey Aksenov took up his duties, the Crimean news agency quoted the Russian Unity press service as saying on Feb 28.

The Russian Unity noted that all heads of towns and district administrations of Crimea can call the office of the Council of Ministers as normal. The coordination and intercommunion with all officials will be fully restored in the near future.

The Supreme Council appointed Prime Minister Sergei Aksenov, the leader of Crimea's Russian Unity public and political movement on the night of Feb. 27. Aksenov said that he considered the legitimate president to be Viktor Yanukovich and intends to obey him.

A change of power in Ukraine took place over the weekend. Verkhovna Rada (parliament) ousted President Viktor Yanukovich from power, demanding a change to the constitution, the duties entrusted to the President and the Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov announced presidential elections on May 25. Moscow doubts the legitimacy of decisions of the Verkhovna Rada .

Yanukovich also said that he is the legally elected head of state, and the country has all the hallmarks of a coup.

Translated by S.I.
Edited by C.N.

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