A person touches a portrait of an activists during a memorial ceremony devoted to the third anniversary of the Euromaidan, in Kiev on Monday. Picture AFP/Getty Images
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Ukrainian Soldiers rehearse before a military parade held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence in Kiev, Ukraine.
Nuns of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate take part in a procession petitioning for peace marking the Christianisation of the country, which was known as Kievan Rus’, by its grand prince, Vladimir I (Vladimir the Great) in 988AD, in Kiev, Ukraine.
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People pay tribute near the open casket of Belarus-born journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed in a car bomb in central Kiev on July 20
Canadian national flag covers a soldier from Ukraine’s honour guards during a welcoming ceremony for Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Kiev, Ukraine
A man dresses a statue figure on the monument dedicated to Kiev city founders, in the national Ukrainian costume called Vyshyvanka, on the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukrainians mark Vyshyvanka Day, named in honour of the Slavic traditional clothing Vyshyvanka
Kiev’s subway staff waits for female passengers in order to offer them flowers ahead of International Women’s Day in Kiev, Ukraine
Honor guards attend a ceremony to commemorate several hundred students who died during a battle on January 29, 1918 while defending the Ukrainian capital from the Bolsheviks, in Kiev, Ukraine
An unidentified Ukrainian lawmaker (2-R) pulls off Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (R) from the podium in parliament during a session in Kiev, Ukraine, on Friday.
Ukrainian police detain an activist of the feminist movement Femen as she shouts slogans during a demonstration calling for gay rights outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev
Activists of the of nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party hold a poster and their flags during a rally in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday. Ukraine is marking the ‘Defender of the Fatherland Day’
A sniper of the Ukrainian National Guard takes up a position during a training session on the shooting range in the village of Stare, some 80 km from Kiev, Ukraine on Friday
A discharged Ukrainian serviceman kisses his girlfriend on a platform of Kiev railway station as he arrived in the capital after one year fighting at the eastern-Ukrainian conflict zone on Wednesday
Servicemen of the Kiev-1,Ukrainian volunteers battalion, take part in training exercises in Kiev on Friday
A Ukrainian armed forces military unit marches at Kiev’s Independence Square, Ukraine, on Monday, during a march on the occasion of Independence Day
A recruit of the far-right volunteer battalion Azov takes part in a competition in Kiev on Friday prior to leaving to the battle region in east Ukraine
A Ukrainian mother and child stand atop the Friendship of Nations monument in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Monday
A man rides a horse cart, as smoke from a fuel depot fire billows in the background, in Vasylkiv, Kiev region, Ukraine. Emergency services are battling to prevent the spread of a deadly fuel depot fire outside Kiev, the head of the emergency services said on Tuesday, and three firemen were reported missing after the blaze triggered a powerful explosion
A worker installing a wreath of poppies as a red peak and ribbon on top of the 102-metre Motherland Monument in Kiev, Ukraine, to mark the anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis in the second world war.
A priest in central Kiev sprinkles holy water on members of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists before they depart to the frontline in eastern Ukraine. Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in fighting in the east of Ukraine in the past 24 hours despite a ceasefire agreement with Russian-backed rebels, a Kiev military spokesman said on Tuesday.