Espen Rasmussen

Kiev (Kyiv), UKRAINE

An anti government protester wearing a fur cap and holding a bin lid as an improvised shield stands amongst a crowd next to a barricade in central Kiev. Protests against the government of President Viktor Yanukovych were sparked on 21 November 2014 by the Ukrainian government's decision to suspend preparations for the signing of an association agreement with the European Union that would have increased trade with the EU. Some believe that the U-turn came about as a result of pressure from President Putin of Russia who wants Ukraine to join a customs union with itself, Kazakhstan and Belarus. Russia offered 15 billion dollars of soft loans and reduced price gas to Ukraine at the same time as discussions with the EU were taking place. After weeks of protests and a number of deaths, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and the entire cabinet resigned. Protesters are holding out, however, for President Yanukovych to resign and continue to occupy public buildings and squares to put pressure on the president.

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Espen Rasmussen
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Kiev (Kyiv)
Country
UKRAINE
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