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from The Daily Beast

Photos from the Fiery Battle for Kiev, Ukraine

Smoke rises above Independence Square during anti-government protests in central Kiev in the early hours of February 19, 2014.

from Telegraph.co.uk

Ukraine protests in pictures: Riot police clash with protesters on Kiev streets

Protesters and police were locked in a tense standoff after ferocious clashes that turned an area of central Kiev into a virtual war zone, with police using tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets against protesters hurling stones and Molotov cocktails.

from the Guardian

Ukrainian opposition issues ultimatum to president

Protesters clash with police in central Kiev. Three protesters killed as Kiev riots turn deadly - Two people shot, a third falls to his death, and many more seriously injured as unrest in Ukrainian capital boils over. Photograph: Efrem Lukatsky/AP

from the Guardian

Photo highlights of the day

Nationalist party supporters in Kiev, Ukraine, demand that president Petro Poroshenko vetoes the law about special status for eastern-Ukrainian territories that has been accepted by parliament

from Telegraph.co.uk

Ukraine protests in pictures: Riot police clash with protesters on Kiev streets

A protestor throws a molotov cocktail at riot police in the centre of Kiev on January 22, 2014

Second Prize Spot News Category, Stories: Jérôme Sessini, Kiev, Ukraine. An orthodox priest blesses the protesters on a barricade. On February 20, unidentified snipers open fire on disarmed protesters as they were advancing on Instituska street. According to an official source, 70 protesters were shot dead. Ukrainian riot police claimed that several policeman were wounded or shot dead by snipers. An unofficial source said that snipers opened fire on the police and protesters at the same time…

Second Prize Spot News Category, Stories: Jérôme Sessini, Kiev, Ukraine. An orthodox priest blesses the protesters on a barricade. On February 20, unidentified snipers open fire on disarmed protesters as they were advancing on Instituska street. According to an official source, 70 protesters were shot dead. Ukrainian riot police claimed that several policeman were wounded or shot dead by snipers. An unofficial source said that snipers opened fire on the police and protesters at the same…

from the Guardian

Best photographs of 2014 – in pictures