Kiev Protesters gather around Ukraine President’s Office

imgMore than 10,000 Ukrainians have assembled around the office of President Viktor Yanukovych in capital Kiev in protest against the scrapping of an Association Agreement with the EU.

Tuesday Ukraine’s cabinet, led by PM Mykola Azarov, faced and survived a no-confidence vote by the opposition, tabled in the wake of the government’s decision not to sign the treaty.

For many Ukrainians, this signals a moving away from Europe and towards an ever closer bond with Russia.

Yanukovych and Azarov have however stated that they intend to pursue further negotiations with the EU and are firm on the course of implementing reforms for a deeper European integration of the country.

 

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