Thursday, January 23, 2014

15 Startling Photos: the Bloody, Anti-Russian Riots in the Ukraine

Two protesters died in Kiev today as anti-government protests intensified.

The crisis began in November when President Yanukovich decided to shun a trade pact with the European Union in favour of closer ties with Russia.

Events became more violent on Sunday after the opposition called for a mass rally to protest against new legislation coming into force on Wednesday which will ban anti-government protests.

Photos from the last several days:

Read more at EuroNews.

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