Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara (L) and the head of the Ukrainian UDAR (Punch) party Vitali Klitschko (R) follow a panel discussion during the 50th Munich Security Conference on February 1, 2014 in Munich, southern Germany. The annual meeting of the global "strategic community" was set to deal with thorny international issues, from the Syrian war and Ukraine's turmoil to Iran's nuclear programme and US online surveillance. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE
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 by gunshot 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.