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Fresh Kiev clashes kill at least 25 protesters, EU envoys hold crisis talks

Armed protesters stormed police barricades in Kiev on Thursday in renewed violence that killed at least 26 people and shattered an hours-old truce as EU envoys held crisis talks with Ukraine’s embattled president. Bodies of anti-government demonstrators lay amid smouldering debris after masked protesters hurling Molotov cocktails and stones forced…

President Viktor Yanukovych tells Vladimir Putin Ukraine and Russia must advance ‘strategic partnership’

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that the two countries must develop their strategic partnership, as massive pro-EU protests raged in Kiev. “Today’s meeting is, to a certain extent, a strategic one,” said Yanukovych. “We must not stop and should continue developing our strategic…

‘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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