Independence Square

No regrets for protesters who sparked Ukraine revolution

 When Igor Romanenko`s friend suggested heading to a gathering on Kiev`s Independence Square a year ago Friday, he had no idea he was about to witness the birth of a movement that would change his country forever.

Nov 20, 2014, 11:17 AM IST

Ukraine dissolves riot police Berkut; new Cabinet to be presented today

A day after the interim President of Ukraine delayed the government formation by two days, a leader said on Tuesday that the new unity government will be presented to the country at the iconic Independence Square

Feb 26, 2014, 16:22 PM IST

`She`s indestructible!`: Ukraine`s Tymoshenko rallies back

"Yulia, Yulia!" the crowd chanted Saturday as cameras flashed near the stage on Independence Square in Kiev, signalling to those standing in the damp cold that Ukraine`s freed opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko had arrived.

Feb 23, 2014, 16:59 PM IST

Ukraine leader denounces coup bid, West readies sanctions as 26 die

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich accused pro-European opposition leaders on Wednesday of trying to seize power by force after at least 26 people died in the worst violence since the former Soviet republic gained independence.

Feb 19, 2014, 08:59 AM IST

At least 16 killed in Kiev clashes

At least 16 people have been killed in fierce clashes in Kiev between protesters and riot police since Tuesday morning, the bloodiest outburst of violence in nearly three months of demonstrations.

Feb 19, 2014, 07:49 AM IST

Kiev protest camp in flames as police continue assault

Fires raged in Kiev`s main protest camp on Independence Square as riot police tried to force demonstrators out following the bloodiest clashes in three months of protests.

Feb 19, 2014, 07:05 AM IST

Ukraine president to return, Opposition demands change

Ukraine`s embattled president announced he would return to work after four days` sick leave, as protesters filled Kiev`s main square on Sunday demanding he give up power.

Feb 03, 2014, 02:38 AM IST

Protesters, police in standoff in Kiev after sporadic clashes

Protesters and Ukrainian police were on Saturday still locked in a tense standoff in Kiev after a night of sporadic clashes that erupted despite a truce.

Jan 25, 2014, 14:05 PM IST

Ukrainian novelist Kurkov backs `school for revolution` protests

The long-running opposition protests on Kiev`s central Independence Square are becoming a "school for revolution" as the country`s leaders lose touch with society, top Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov told AFP.

Jan 06, 2014, 16:08 PM IST

Ukrainian riot police withdraw after overnight move on demonstrators

The police also smashed down the barricades that the protesters had put up around the square and ripped down several of their tents.

Dec 11, 2013, 12:00 PM IST