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25 Faces Of Defiance As Ukraine Rips Itself Apart

29/01/2014 03:58 GMT | Updated 29/01/2014 04:59 GMT

The crisis in Ukraine, which has engulfed the country for several months, has seen violent clashes between police and protesters, with the centre of Kiev turned into a warzone. The violence erupted after President Viktor Yanukovych turned the country away from the EU in favour of greater economic ties with Moscow, a direction opposed by many young Ukrainians.

The fallout has seen anti-government protesters and police offers face off over days and week, each becoming battle-hardened as the country rips it self apart. Here are some of the faces of the conflict, determined, defiant and resolute.

Defiant Faces From Ukraine