Ukraine probes alleged embezzlement linked to oligarch

Ukrainian police have launched a criminal probe against ex-employees of a state gas company over their dealings with an oligarch whom the United States wants to extradite, the government said today.

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.

Ukraine PM takes hard line on protests, opposition meets President

Ukraine`s prime minister denounced anti-government protesters as "terrorists" on Wednesday, but in what appeared to be his first real move to end weeks of unrest President Viktor Yanukovich held talks with opposition leaders.

Police disperse Kiev protest, activists say one shot dead

Ukrainian police on Wednesday broke through the barricades built by protesters at the scene of clashes in Kiev as activists said that one person had been shot dead by police.

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.