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People stand near the burning Mariupol police station, Ukraine. Two eastern Ukrainian provinces will go ahead with a referendum on seceding from the country this weekend despite Russian president Vladimir Putin’s call for a delay, separatist leaders told Russia’s Interfax news agency on May 8 Read more
A Ukrainian security force officer is deployed at a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk
Members of the Ukrainian far-right radical group Right Sector stand outside the parliament in Kiev. Ukrainian authorities carried out an inspection tour of Kiev’s bomb shelters on Friday as lawmakers accused Russia of fomenting trouble in the Ukrainian capital after having annexed the Black Sea region of Crimea. The slogan on the face mask reads “Victory or death”. Read more
Protesters clash with riot police in downtown Kiev, Ukraine. A least three protesters were killed in the clashes, opposition activists say. Violence erupted after anti-government protesters broke through a police cordon in front of parliament. They marched towards parliament to demand constitutional reforms that would curb the powers of President Viktor Yanukovych. Read more
A woman speaks as she kneels down in front of a line of riot police in the center of Kiev Ukrainian protesters today expanded their protest camp in Kiev closer to the administration of President Viktor Yanukovych, after crisis talks to end Ukraine‘s worst crisis since its 1991 independence ended in deadlock. After five days of clashes that activists say left five dead, Ukraine’s three main opposition leaders held several hours of talks with Yanukovych late on January 23 but the minor concessions they announced were greeted with derision by protesters. Read more