Violence pushes Ukraine protesters to negotiate

Jan 21, 2014, 10:18 AM EST
A protester walks by the tents in a camp near Independance Square the day after it was announced that Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych agreed to receive major economic assistance from Russia, on December 18, 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Some 1,500 people were seeking medical help after a series of clahes between Ukraine police and protesters in Kiev over the weekend, still outraged at President Viktor Yanukovych's insistence on cozying up with Russia rather than the E.U. But the harsh conditions -- including freezing temperatures -- could bring the movement to an end in the near future.

Background:

Hope for talks amid clashes [AP]

Protesters tracked via cell phone [NYTimes]

Russia urges Europe not to intervene [Reuters]