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A man holds a sledgehammer as he smashes a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin toppled by protesters today during a rally organised by supporters of EU integration in Kiev. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Crowds toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in the Ukrainian capital and attacked it with hammers today in the latest mass protest(...)

Protesters rest in Kiev’s City Hall, having occupied the building, on Thursday.  Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

As snow dusts the crowd on Kiev’s Independence Square, songs and jokes from the stage leaven demands for president Viktor Yanukovich and his governmen(...)

Protesters warm themselves near a fire burning in a steel drum at Independence Square in Kiev December 5th, 2013. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters.

Ukrainian authorities have been urged to respect the massive protests gripping the country against the government’s decision to freeze ties with the E(...)

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(...)

 Protesters warm themselves in Kiev’s Independent Square. The protests erupted after Ukraine’s government and president  refused to sign a  political and trade deal with the EU, citing fears that Russia’s threatened trade retaliation would ruin the economy.

Ukraine’s prime minister has survived a no-confidence vote and offered to start talks with opposition leaders if thousands of protesters in Kiev end t(...)

Protesters, blocked by police and a barrier of buses in the street, can be seen from an upper floor of the Parliament building in Kiev today. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times.

Ukraine’s embattled government held onto power in parliament today but president Viktor Yanukovich left on a trip to China with much of the centre of (...)

A woman distributes warm clothes to protesters at Independance Square in Kiev today. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters.

Thousands of Ukrainian protesters have besieged government buildings in Kiev calling for the removal of the government as anger over a decision to dit(...)

People in support of the EU integration hold a rally in Kiev today.  Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich said in a statement today that he will speed up the process of moving Ukraine closer to the European Union. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ukrainian opposition leaders called today for president Viktor Yanukovich and his government to resign at a rally of about 350,000 people, the biggest(...)

Ukraine riot police take up position on Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, today. Riot police forcefully dispersed hundreds of protestors according to reports with tear gas being used in a pre-dawn action. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

Ukrainian riot police used batons and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of pro-Europe protesters early today after a night of violence in Kiev follow(...)

Ukrainian euro integration supporters wave flags during their meeting on Independence Square in Kiev yesterday. Protesters have been demanding that the Ukrainian government roll back last week’s decision to suspend work on a landmark association agreement with the European Union, calling for president Viktor Yanukovych to sign the deal. Photograph: EPA/Sergey Dolzhenko

The European Union yesterday issued a stark warning to Russia that it was in danger of breaching the Helsinki Accords over its treatment of Ukraine, a(...)

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