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One week has passed since lawmakers in Ukraine voted to oust Viktor Yanukovych as president. Mr. Yanukovych told a press conference on Friday that he was forced to leave Ukraine, but denied being ousted.
"Nobody has overthrown me," he said. "I was compelled to leave Ukraine due to a direct threat to my life". Mr. Yanukovych spoke in Russian to reporters in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. He announced plans to return and fight for his country.
He said he wants to fight for Ukraine's future against those who took control of the country through terror and fear.
Also on Friday, Ukraine's new government accused Russian forces of carrying out a "military invasion and occupation" at two airports. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov wrote on his Facebook page that armed men were blocking the Belbek airport in the Crimean port of Sevastopol. Russia has a naval base in the area.
Unidentified men were also guarding the international airport in Simferopol, the Crimean capital. As of late Friday, the airport was still open. But all of the activity has some people concerned about their well-being.
Those guarding the airport appeared a day after unidentified gunmen took control of government buildings in Crimea.
The crisis began a week ago when Ukraine's parliament voted to oust President Yanukovych. The vote followed three months of street protests. The demonstrations began in November after the president backed out of a trade deal with the European Union.
His move was seen as an effort to strengthen relations with Russia instead of getting closer to Europe. The protests were peaceful at first, but then turned violent. More than 75 people were reported killed in the week before the president was ousted.
Parliament wasted no time in replacing Mr. Yanukovych. Lawmakers elected parliamentary speaker Oleksandr Turchynov as the country's acting leader. He immediately announced plans to form a new government. Mr. Turchynov said it would lead the country until new presidential elections in May.
Valerii Pekar is a Ukrainian researcher and political commentator. He said the events of the past week are Ukraine's final break with its recent past.
"We call it a government of national trust because it's a transitional government, which will keep the country alive during preparation of the free, transparent elections, which we need."
This week, Mr. Turchynov accused the former government of stealing billions of dollars from the state treasury. On Friday,Switzerland ordered restrictions on any money in Swiss banks that belongs to Mr. Yanukovych and the people traveling with him. The Swiss government wants to avoid the stealing of money that belongs to the Ukrainian public. Austria also said it was freezing the bank accounts of 18 Ukrainians after being asked to do so by Ukraine's new government.
And that's In the News from VOA Learning English. I'm Steve Ember.
1.overthrow v. 推翻；打倒
That government was overthrown in a military coup three years ago.
2.invasion n. 入侵，侵略
There was widespread condemnation of the invasion.
3.block vt. 阻止；阻塞
Some students today blocked a highway that cuts through the center of the city...
4.accuse v. 指责，谴责
I've been wrong to accuse him.
5.restriction n. 限制，限定
The park is open to the public without restriction.
1.I was compelled to leave Ukraine due to a direct threat to my life.
be compelled to被强迫；被迫
So he might be compelled to remain here months, and in what a state!
2.Also on Friday, Ukraine's new government accused Russian forces of carrying out a "military invasion and occupation" at two airports.
carry out执行； 进行
Make sure the firm is competent to carry out the work.
3.As of late Friday, the airport was still open.
The regulations come into force as of today.
4.The demonstrations began in November after the president backed out of a trade deal with the European Union.
back out of收回（诺言等）
It's too late to back out (of the deal) now.
“任何人都没有推翻我，”他表示，“我是由于生命受到直接威胁而被迫离开乌克兰的。”亚努科维奇在俄罗斯城市罗斯托夫用俄语发表讲话 。他宣布了回国并为国家而战的计划 。他表示，他要为乌克兰的未来与那些通过恐怖和恐惧活动来控制国家的人斗争 。
同样是在周五，乌克兰新政府指控俄罗斯力量在两个机场实施“军事入侵和占领”。内政部长阿卡科夫(Arsen Avakov)在Facebook上发帖称，武装分子在克里米亚塞瓦斯托波尔港口堵塞了贝尔贝克机场 。俄罗斯在该地区有一个海军基地 。
一些身份不明人员也守卫着克里米亚首都辛菲罗波尔国际机场。截止到周五晚，该机场仍然开放 。但是所有这些活动导致一些人对自己的幸福安乐表示担忧 。
这场危机始于一周之前，乌克兰议会投票推翻总统亚努科维奇。投票之前，街头抗议活动持续了三个月的时间 。示威活动从11月份开始，当时总统退出了与欧盟的贸易协议 。他的举动被视为试图加强与俄罗斯的关系而疏远欧洲的努力 。抗议活动最初是和平的，但是后来转为暴力 。据报道，总统被推翻的前一周共有超过75人被杀害 。
议会立即替换了亚努科维奇。立法者们选举了议会议长图奇诺夫(Oleksandr Turchynov)担任临时总统 。他立即宣布了组建新政府的计划 。图奇诺夫(Oleksandr Turchynov)表示，临时政府将一直领导国家，直到5月份举行新的总统选举 。
Valerii Pekar是一位乌克兰研究人员和政治评论员。他表示，过去一周的事件是乌克兰与其过去最后的告别 。
本周，图奇诺夫(Oleksandr Turchynov)指控前政府盗用了数十亿美元的国有资产。周五，瑞士下令禁止动用亚努科维奇及随行人员在瑞士银行的任何资金 。瑞士政府希望避免属于乌克兰公众的资金被盗用 。奥地利也表示，他们受到乌克兰新政府的委托之后冻结了18名乌克兰人的银行账户 。
以上就是最新的美国之音慢速学英语时事新闻。我是Steve Ember 。