Ukrainian prime minister Arseny Yatseniuk, who met the EU leaders, told reporters that Ukraine was “ready to protect” its country. Photograph: Reuters

The European Union voted to suspend visa-liberalisation discussions with Russia, and talks on a new economic co-operation package, but stopped (...)

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk holds a news conference during a European leaders emergency summit on Ukraine, in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The European Union voted to suspend visa-liberalisation discussions with Russia, and suspend talks on a new economic cooperation package, but s(...)

A protester waves a Ukranian flag near Independence Square in Kiev on Wednesday. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

They eyeballed each other through the foggy glass, the riot police in the bus and the protesters massed outside in the frosty Kiev air. “Glory to U(...)