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Arrest warrant issued for ousted Ukrainian president

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Crowds gather in Kiev to pay their respects to those who died during the uprising. (Source: FOX) Crowds gather in Kiev to pay their respects to those who died during the uprising. (Source: FOX)
Protestors called for ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich to be arrested. He has fled the country. (Source: FOX) Protestors called for ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich to be arrested. He has fled the country. (Source: FOX)

(FOX) – Protester calls for Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich's arrest are being answered. A warrant is currently out for the president, who apparently fled the pro-Russia Crimean Peninsula amid the fighting.

Opposition leaders say Yanukovich must be held responsible for his actions.

Meanwhile, crowds gather in Kiev to pay their respects to those who died during the months-long struggle.

At least eight-two died in the clashes with riot police, according to Ukraine's heath ministry.

It's a deeply emotional moment in history for those living in the chaos, but one which represents hope for the future of the country.

"We came here to help the people in their fight for a better life," anti-government protestor Liobomyr said.

And that's what protesters say they will continue to do to ensure their loved ones' sacrifices will bring about the change their country needs.

"Those boys perished for all of us, so that we could become different," Lviv mayor Andrei Sadoviy said.

Government officials are now searching for a path to normalcy, and eventually, peaceful relations within Europe.

"We have to return to a family of European countries and to understand the importance of relations with the Russian Federation and be ready to build on a new and fair partnership of good neighborly relations," acting president of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchinov said.

A top envoy from the European Union will be in Kiev on Monday to discuss financial aid. Ukraine needs $35 billion to finance itself this year and next.

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