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Ukraine Protest In Incredible Photos: ‘It’s like Slipknot Were Nostradamus Or Something’

by | 23rd, January 2014

THERE is trouble in Ukraine. The violence in centred in downtown Kiev and cities in the west of the country, like Lviv, where protestors have stormed the the regional governor’s office. President Viktor Yanukovych doesn’t want links with the EU. He wants to stick with Russia. But the opposition are looking West. Crisis talks have taken place between Yanukovych and three key opposition leaders.

But the battle is very much on.

Three men have been killed: Serhiy Nihoyan, 20, the son of Armenian refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh; Belarusian citizen Mikhail Zhyznewski; and Yuriy Verbytsky, whose body was found in a forest, he having been kidnapped and reportedly tortured. At least one protester was stripped naked and forced to stand in the snow as police took photos of him. He was then kicked. That’s what we saw on camera.

What else we have seen looks like a Slipknot video.

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Protesters guard the barricades around seized government headquarters in Lviv, western Ukraine, Jan. 24, 2014. Protesters have seized a government building in the Ukrainian capital Kiev while also maintaining the siege of several governors’ offices in the country’s west, raising the pressure on the government. After meeting with President Viktor Yanukovych on Thursday, opposition leaders told the crowds that he has promised to ensure the release of dozens of protesters detained after clashes with police and stop further detentions.(AP Photo/Pavlo Palamarchuk)

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Protesters protect themselves from water guns, as one of them throws a stone, during a clash with riot police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday Jan. 25, 2014. Ukraine’s Interior Ministry has accused protesters in Kiev of capturing two of its officers as violent clashes have resumed in the capital and anti-government riots spread across Ukraine. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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Protesters protect themselves from water cannon during a clash with riot police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday Jan. 25, 2014. Ukraine’s Interior Ministry has accused protesters in Kiev of capturing two of its officers as violent clashes have resumed in the capital and anti-government riots spread across Ukraine. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

 

 

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Opposition leader and former WBC heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko, right, is attacked and sprayed with a fire extinguisher.

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A pro-European Union activist holds placard reading ” I’ll marry the officer who goes to the people’s side” as she stands next to police officers blocking a street in central Kiev, Ukraine,Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

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A police officer throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with protesters in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

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A protester points a handgun during a clash with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

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Protesters throw rocks at police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. City health officials and police said that two people died of gunshot wounds during the clashes Wednesday morning. But the opposition charges that as many as five people have died. The mass protests in the capital of Kiev erupted after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych spurned a pact with the European Union in favor of close ties with Russia, which offered him a $15 billion bailout. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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Pro-government hired thugs, referred to as “titushki” are captured by protesters in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

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Pro-government hired thugs, referred to as “titushki” are captured by protesters in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Anti-government protesters tied the suspected hired thugs, stained them with paint and then released them. The word on the men’s foreheads says Slave. Police in Ukraine’s capital on Wednesday tore down protester barricades and chased demonstrators away from the site of violent clashes. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

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Protesters break into the building of the regional governor’s office in Lviv, Western Ukraine, Thursday Jan. 23, 2014. Tensions in Ukraine spread far from its embattled capital on Thursday as hundreds of people in the city of Lviv stormed into the regional governor’s office and forced him to write a letter of resignation. (AP Photo/Pavlo Palamarchuk)

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Opposition leader and former WBC heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko, center, addresses protesters near the barricades between police and protesters in central Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday Jan. 23, 2014. The chances of ending the violence that has convulsed the Ukrainian capital are high, a spokeswoman for a top opposition leader said late Thursday after a meeting with the president. Olha Lappo, a spokeswoman for Arseniy Yatsenyuk, made the statement on his Facebook page Thursday after an hours-long meeting with President Viktor Yanukovych. That came after opposition leaders gave a Thursday evening deadline to make concessions or face renewed clashes. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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Using an electric saw and ax, protesters make shields from steel drums in central Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.

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A protester uses tear gas against riot police during clashes in Chernihiv, about 150 kilometers (94 miles) north Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Protesters have seized government buildings in scores of other cities in the European-leaning western part of the country. Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych on Saturday offered to make a top opposition leader the prime minister, but it was unclear if the overture would mollify the radical faction of protesters who have clashed with police for much of the last week. (AP Photo/Osman Karimov)

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