Riot police stand guard in the snow
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Ukraine riot police stand guard in snow in Zaporizhya

Riot police stood guard outside the regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhya on Monday night, after anti-government protesters tried to storm the building on Sunday.

The officers braved the snow to defend entrances into the building and also to protect a group of pro-government protesters who had gathered there.

Steve Rosenberg visited the scene and said the fact that that protests had spread to the region would be a "major concern" for Ukrainian authorities.

The unrest in Ukraine began with protests in Kiev in November, after President Viktor Yanukovych pulled out of a trade deal with the EU in favour of a $15bn (£9bn) bailout from Russia.

  • 27 Jan 2014
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