What $5 billion are you talking about?
...and used force of arms to overthrow the freely-elected Ukrainian government? Elections were set for early 2015.
The Ukrainian Parliament voted to remove the President under existing laws, not force of arms. In fact, the ousted President's own party voted against him. n the vote, parliament also moved to have early elections on May 25. In a deal brokered Friday to stop the violence, early elections were set for December.
Lawmakers said the move to impeach was necessary. "Yanukovych is not capable of fulfilling his presidential duties," said opposition lawmaker Oleh Lyashko. Lawmakers will also consider banning the president from running in upcoming elections.
Just kicking him out even by vote (because we said so) is not the method of impeachment according to their own constitution.
Anybody here really believe Obama said all of that ‘readout’ to Putin? Anybody here really believe Putin listened to all of that ‘readout’?