Civil unrest continues under new interim leadership in Ukraine

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KIEV, UKRAINE – Interim lawmakers have moved-in to replace ousted President Viktor Yanukovych and company. But not everyone is on board.

Some 50 gunmen stormed and occupied a parliament building in the southern Crimea region on Thursday. The largely Russian population in the area fears that their language and culture may be oppressed by new leadership.

Meantime, in a comment to the Russian media, the booted president boldly declared that he is still the nation’s rightful leader.

Yanukovych is believed to be hiding in Russia, since fleeing Ukraine last week. He is wanted for mass murder back home.

Now there is some concern in Washington that Russia may intervene in the unrest across its border. U.S. officials say that would be a grave mistake.