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.
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
"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.
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.
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.