2014 Ukranian Revolution | Newsnight

Amongst political turmoil ahead of the 2010 elections, Russian-backed Viktor Yanukovych made a come-back, and was elected as President of Ukraine. In a perceived reversal of policy, Yanukovych didn't sign an agreement with the European Union, in favour of greater ties with Russia. This Newsnight report from February 2014 shows how ongoing protests against this decision turned violent, with clashes between police and protesters, in what was later dubbed the 'Maidan Revolution'. Contains some disturbing scenes.

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  • Clip length: 6'36''
  • Broadcast year: 2014
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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Programme: Newsnight