A young activist wraps himself in a Soviet-era communist flag as pro-Russian activists from the so called “Eastern Front” movement take part in a rally in front of the Lenin monument in the centre of the industrial Ukrainian city of Donetsk
Women hold pictures of protesters who were killed in clashes with police during recent demonstrations as they take part in a commemerative procession in central Kiev on Wednesday. Ukraine’s pro-Western interim leaders were set to unveil their new cabinet today after disbanding the feared riot police as they sought to build confidence in the splintered and economically ravaged ex-Soviet nation.
An anti-Yanukovich protester cries near a memorial for the people killed in clashes with police at Kiev’s Independence Square, the epicenter of Ukraine’s unrest. The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday delayed the formation of a government, reflecting political tensions and economic challenges following the ouster of the Russia-backed president.
People add to a huge line of flowers and candles leading to the barricades in central Kiev. Ukraine issued an arrest warrant for ousted president Viktor Yanukovich on Monday as the country’s new rulers launched an inquiry over the “mass murder” of protesters in a week of carnage in Kiev.
Russian punk group Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova looks on as she stands outside Zamoskvoretsky district court in Moscow on Monday during a protest against the trial of eight people accused of instigating mass riots after an opposition rally on Moscow turned violent on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration as president in 2012.
A priest stands in the ruins of Kiev’s Trade Union building. Ukraine’s parliament on Friday voted to return the ex-Soviet country to its 2004 constitution, which limits the president’s powers and gives lawmakers the right to appoint key ministers
France’s Ophelie David, Canada’s Kelsey Serwa, Canada’s Marielle Thompson and Sweden’s Anna Holmlund compete during their ski cross final at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.
An anti-government demonstrator sits behind a barricade on Friday in the central square in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovich moved to defuse the country’s worst crisis since independence by accepting calls for snap presidential elections and constitutional changes that would curb powers of the presidency.
A sports fan enters the spirit of the Sochi winter games by wearing sunglasses modelled on the five Olympic rings during the women’s ice hockey bronze medal match between Sweden and Switzerland on Thursday
A Cossack militiaman attacks Nadezhda Tolokonnikova as she and fellow members of the punk band Pussy Riot, including Maria Alekhina, centre, in the pink balaclava, stage a protest performance in Sochi, Russia. The group had gathered in a downtown restaurant, about 30km from where the Winter Olympics are being held.