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Jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko went on a hunger strike Tuesday in solidarity with thousands of pro-European protesters outraged with the ex-Soviet state's shock decision to scrap a key EU pact. The fiery co-leader of the 2004 pro-Western Orange Revolution made her announcement in a letter read out Monday night to 20,000 EU integration supporters who thronged central Kiev for the second day running.
Angela Merkel tells President Viktor Yanukovych 'we expected more' after he refuses to sign pact at summit in Lithuania
A man holds a stick as protesters try to break through police lines near the presidential administration building during Sunday's rally in Kyiv. (Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters)
#Kyiv today. Numbers unconfirmed - many are on the side streets and not caught on picture.
numbers are unconfirmed
PARIS - Topless women from the Femen feminist movement on Sunday urinated on photos of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in Paris to condemn a crackdown on protesters angry about his rejection of a key EU deal. Five women from the group gathered in front of the Ukrainian embassy in the morning, bared their breasts and then took off their knickers to defile the photographs they placed on the sidewalk. The slogan "Yanukovych piss off!" was painted on their torsos. They then left and there were no arrests.
You seem to imply that it is falling apart. Are you Ukrainian or Russian? (I am Hungarian by origin, and my country of birth..
(She may have come across as naive in Western Europe but certainly not an evil plotter).