25 Faces Of Defiance As Ukraine Rips Itself Apart

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