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Towering over his fellow protest leaders, Vitali Klitschko, the reigning world heavyweight boxing champion, has emerged as Ukraine's most popular opposition figure and has ambitions to become its next president.
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Protesters check their messages and eat free food at a tent camp at central Independence square in Kiev, Ukraine, on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
While thousands of demonstrators call for ousting Ukraine's leaders, Yuri Onishchenko is also worrying about matters more pedestrian, such as where to find wool socks to help the demonstrators keep warm in snowy December weather.
Supporters of Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko hold her portraits as they sit near a hospital, where Tymoshenko is being treated in Kharkov.
A riot police officer guards the Ukrainian presidential administration building in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
Kiev is the stage for Ukraine's political drama, but the script was written in its borderlands.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich is stopping off in Russia to have talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on his way back home from an official visit to China, Ukraine's UNIAN news agency said on Friday.
The first crisis, barely noticed here, is Ukraine's sudden turn away from Europe and back to the Russian embrace.
In a Dec. 4 story about Ukrainian opposition leader Vitali Klitschko, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Klitschko's wife, Natalia, was beside him when he tried to stop several hundred radical protesters from storming the president's office during a huge protest in Kiev on Sunday.
It's sometimes called "highway hypnosis" or "white-line fever," and it's familiar to anyone who has ever driven long distances along a monotonous route.
Wang Jing made the announcement Thursday in Beijing around the time of a meeting in the Chinese capital between embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
The protests sweeping Kiev are as much a reaction against the Kremlin as for the E.U.-and Brussels and Washington need to take note.
Protesters offer prayers in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, early Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.
Russia criticised "aggressive actions" by Ukrainian demonstrators and the Western response to the protests on Wednesday, saying outsiders should not interfere in Ukraine's affairs.
John Kerry became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Moldova in more than two decades on Wednesday, part of a show of support for pro-Western moves by the former Soviet republic in the face of Russian pressure.