Anti-government protesters man a blockade in Lviv on January 27, 2014. Ukrainian police have arrested dozens of protesters who were trying to seize regional government headquarters in President Viktor Yanukovych's eastern heartland, local media reported on January 27. The reports said 37 protesters were arrested in Dnipropetrovsk, 30 in Zaporizhya, 12 in Cherkasy and 11 in Sumy following clashes with security forces that mirrored developments in the protest epicentre in Kiev. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEY GAPON
Editor's Note: Anti-government EuroMaidan demonstrations began in Ukraine on Nov. 21, triggered by President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to abandon closer ties with the European Union in favor of Russia, which in December offered him a $15 billion bailout and 33 percent discount on imported natural gas. The demonstrations turned deadly on Jan. 22, when at least three protesters were killed, including two from bullet wounds, during a police assault on the crowd. More than 300 suffered injuries. The tense standoff remains on Hrushevskoho Street near Dynamo Stadium and the protests have spread throughout the nation.