A woman speaks to riot police as they stand guard opposite a road block erected by anti-government protesters in Kiev on January 28, 2014. Ukrainian lawmakers scrapped on January 28 draconian anti-protest laws that have angered the opposition, in a move aimed at bringing a deadly two-month standoff to an end. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS
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Acclaimed Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov has been witnessing events in Kiev at first hand. Here he gives his viewpoint on how they have radicalised his country.