Sich special volunteer battalion members stand on Tuesday during an oath-taking and farewell ceremony in Kiev. The battalion is leaving the Ukrainian capital to take part in anti-terrorists operation (ATO) in the east of the country
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Clergymen attend a service near the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery on the day of the election of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, in Kiev on Wednesday
A Maidan activist burns tyres during a protest against the Ukrainian authorities trying to clean the main Kiev street of Khreschatyk, near Independence Square, in the city centre on Thursday
Deputies of the majority fight with the deputies of Regions Party, party of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, during the debates in the parliament in Kiev. The parliament adopted the presidential decree on partial mobilisation.
Protesters demand restoration of the state programme of affordable housing, in front of volunteer soldiers of battalion Donbass, as they guard the Ukrainian parliament building in Kiev on Thursday to prevent “planned terrorist acts”, according to battalion commander Semion Semionchenko
People take part in a mass prayer for peace in downtown Kiev on Thursday
People take part in a rally outside parliament in Kiev on Tuesday. The protesters wanted parliament to be dissolved and early elections to be held.
Ukrainians remove a barricade near Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine on Thursday
Deputies clash during a session of the parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, on Tuesday
Ukrainian soldiers perform military exercises at a military training ground outside Kiev, Ukraine. Ukrainian Acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsa has said that the new Ukrainian government is not planning to lead Ukraine into NATO.
Members of a military special unit stand guard in front of the Ukrainian parliament building in Kiev on Monday. Ukraine‘s parliament, seeking to boost the country’s military force in the face of Russia’s takeover of the Crimea peninsula, endorsed a presidential decree on Monday to carry out a partial mobilisation involving 40,000 reservists
Maidan self-defence activists walk as anti-war placards are hung in Kiev on Thursday. Ukraine has moved to mobilise a volunteer force to ward off Russia’s expansionist threat.
Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko shakes hands with a woman as she arrives to visit the tent camp of her supporters in the centre of Kiev, Ukraine
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.
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
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A scarecrow-like mock anti-government protester on a barricade between protesters and government forces in Kiev on Friday
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.
Protesters inspect damage caused by anti-government protests on Independence Square following clashes in Kiev, Ukraine. Violence is escalating in the country of 45m despite a truce being declared on Wednesday