January 12, 2014
Thousands of Ukrainians are gathering on Kiev’s main square to demand closer relations with the EU and protest against an opposition leader’s beating.
The rally is part of an ongoing anti-government movement, formed in protest at the president’s rejection of an EU deal in favour of a pact with Russia.
It comes just days after protesters clashed with police, injuring dozens.
Opposition leader Yuriy Lutsenko, a former minister, was badly beaten but is in a stable condition.