Thursday February 20, 2020

Ukrainians pressure Yanukovych as Lenin statue toppled

Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians protested in the streets of the capital as the opposition maintained pressure on President Viktor Yanukovych after he backed off from a European integration accord.

9th December, 2013
Protesters topple a statue of Lenin in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev

Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians protested in the streets of the capital as the opposition maintained pressure on President Viktor Yanukovych after he backed off from a European integration accord.

Speculation Yanukovych is preparing to bring Ukraine into a Russian-led economic bloc helped fire up crowds yesterday that rivalled demonstrations the previous weekend, when as many as 500,000 people protested against clashes with baton-wielding riot police. Police detained some activists, the opposition Udar party said,...

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