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Ukraine issued an arrest warrant Monday for its ousted pro-Russian president over "mass murder" and appealed for $35 billion in Western aid as Moscow denounced Kiev's new reformist team as illegitimate.The dramatic announcements by the ex-Soviet nation's untested but enthusiastic Western-leaning ministers – approved by Parliament over a chaotic weekend that saw President Viktor Yanukovych go into hiding – came as the EU's top diplomat arrived in Kiev to buttress Ukraine's sudden tilt away from Russia. Three months of relentless protests over Yanukovych's shock decision to spurn an historic pact with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Ukraine's old masters in the Kremlin culminated in days of carnage last week in Kiev that claimed almost 100 lives. Ukraine's new leaders hit the ground running Monday by holding Yanukovych and about 50 other senior state and security officials responsible for the protesters' deaths.World finance chiefs from Europe, the United States and the International Monetary Fund were discussing how to help out Ukraine – which could see $15 billion promised to Yanukovych by Putin put on permanent hold.The United States has stopped short of endorsing Ukraine's interim leader.
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