Created: 02/23/2014 10:31 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press
Ukraine's newly emboldened legislature has voted to hand the president's powers to the parliament speaker.
The legitimacy of Sunday's vote is unclear. President Viktor Yanukovych has said that a flurry of parliament decisions in recent days are illegal.
The Verhovna Rada voted overwhelmingly to temporarily hand the president's powers to speaker Turchinov.
Oleksandr Turchinov is a close ally of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, the president's main foe.