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70,000 pro-Western Ukrainians rally in Kiev in fresh show of force

An estimated 70,000 pro-Western Ukrainians thronged the heart of Kiev on Sunday vowing never to give up their drive to oust President Viktor Yanukovych for his alliance with old master Russia. Wearing blue and yellow ribbons -- the colours of both Ukraine……

Ukrainians outraged after policeman filmed abusing naked protester in freezing cold weather

A member of Ukraine’s elite Berkut riot police force assaulted and humiliated a naked protester after he was detained in freezing cold temperatures in Kiev, according to a video posted Thursday. The Ukrainian interior ministry swiftly apologised for the horrific incident, which recalled notorious prisoner abuse scandals like that at…

‘March of a Million’ protestors pull down Lenin statues in Kiev

The almost seven-decade life of Russian revolution leader Vladimir Lenin’s statue in Kiev ended in spectacular fashion, with a half backwards somersault and dive head-first into the ground. As hundreds of thousands protested against the government of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and its rejection of a pact with the European…

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