Ukraine Burning

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Kiev's Euromaidan protesters began 2014 the same way they ended 2013: by rioting in the streets in an attempt to bring down their government. Key victories have already been won, with Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and his cabinet resigning. The demonstrators also forced the annulment of a new anti-protest law that was, ironically, the cause of much of their protesting.

The protesters haven't been contented by this, however, and are still out in the streets, demanding the head of President Viktor Yanukovych and the staging of fresh elections. What began as a protest against the Ukrainian government's close ties with Russian leader Vladimir Putin has become a focus for wider discontent. However, Yanukovych seems in no mood to relinquish his power. As the social unrest spreads across the country, its first post-Soviet President, Leonid Kravchuk, has gone as far as to warn that Ukraine is on the brink of civil war. Dozens of people have lost their lives in just the last two days of violence.

At the end of January, VICE flew to Kiev as rioters hurled Molotov cocktails at police and the city turned into a battlefield.



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im sorry, i had to laugh when the old lady was beating on the cop with a huge cross....

Author — opie7afe

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This is the most well organized protest

Author — Broly

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Putin: 
"There are NO Russian soldiers in Ukraine"
"Okay, there ARE Russian soldiers, but they drove in by mistake."
"Okay, there ARE Russian soldiers, they're NOT there by mistake, but they're on leave [and they brought their own tanks & APCs]"

Russia hasn't been this funny since it claimed to only be dropping bread over Finland, rather than bombs.

Author — spewmanity

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w h a t a r e y o u f i l m i n g B L Y A T

Author — Baka Gej

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0:51 was that lady hitting the police with a cross xD

Author — John Goy

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I know this is old but I have to say history repeats it self and look at Hong Kong there’s a riot why are we still here just to suffer every night and then I can’t feel my legs

Author — Dead skull

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Salute to UKRAINE HEROES! from a Venezuelian walking on your steps to fight for freedom. 

Author — Hombre Radikal

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5:30 mans is wearing a henti tracksuit

Author — Jaxolantern 2

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lol cliche Brit, drinking tea at a riot.

Author — Gimley Stone

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15:16
Protestors are getting smarter. Now they’re using Roman battle tatics. Can’t wait for their trojan horses

Author — Danny Le

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the Ukrainian government will never catch a break.

During the riots in 2014, the west called them a Russian Puppet

Once they were ousted, the East started calling the new government neo nazis

Author — EZ Recreation

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For those of you who adore Putin because you don't like Emerica, NATO and IMF, I suggest moving to Russia and living there for a few month, to fully enjoy all the nice stuff you see on Russia Today. We didn't fight with Yanukovych because we love the western world and EU, we did that because he was a kleptocratic psychopath, please understand this. Very happy he's gone now despite all the shit with Crimea. 

Author — Nick Zeppelin

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Please come to Venezuela to film all this madness and massacre going on here. We really need someone to show the world how we are living here. Help us.

S.O.S VENEZUELA.

Author — Jesus Rodriguez

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19:36 "I was a piano tutor"... and now he's stuck in this mess.

Author — Alright Yes

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Over 30 confirmed deaths in that protest, pretty crazy. Netflix has a documentary about this. It was best doc i've ever seen

Author — Mm Mm

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0:50 Old lady beats him with a cross. Oh the irony is on so many levels...

Author — haku22222

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Great documentary, respect for those people, and what was going on in Ukraine..

Author — Chriz V.

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They are united. It is amazing hearing them chant “Glory to Ukraine. Glory to the Heroes!” together.

Author — No Wallet

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Respect to this reporter. Must be pretty scary.

Author — Negativenine

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As says Ukrainian anthem during "We sacrifice our bodies for our freedom"

Author — D V