East or West? Contrasting faces of Ukraine
27 November 2013 Last updated at 09:27 GMT
In the Ukrainian capital Kiev, protests have been continuing at the government's decision not to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union.
It is thought that economic pressure from Russia was instrumental in derailing the deal. But not everyone in Ukraine supports closer ties with Europe.
Steve Rosenberg visited west and eastern Ukraine to explain how the country is divided.