1,500 Russian troops, military equipment enter Ukraine

Ukrainian servicemen patrol with a self-propelled artillery gun near the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve, in the region of Donetsk , on February 8, 2015. (photo credit: AFP/VOLODYMYR SHUVAYEV)

Ukrainian servicemen patrol with a self-propelled artillery gun near the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve, in the region of Donetsk , on February 8, 2015. (photo credit: AFP/VOLODYMYR SHUVAYEV)

Soldiers pour across the border in conflict-ravaged breakaway region

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Ukraine: Deadly clashes around parliament in Kiev

Interior Ministry members are on fire as they stand guard during clashes with anti-government protesters in Kiev
Petrol bombs were thrown and police responded with stun and smoke grenades and rubber bullets. Interior Ministry members are on fire as they stand guard during clashes with anti-government protesters in Kiev

Violent clashes have erupted between protesters and police in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, with at least seven people reported killed.

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Kiev protesters attack building with police inside

APTOPIX Ukraine Protest

Protesters stand behind the barricade in front of riot police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday Jan. 25, 2014. Ukraine’s Interior Ministry has accused protesters in Kiev of capturing two of its officers as violent clashes have resumed in the capital and anti-government riots spread across Ukraine. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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Dozens wounded in Kiev violence as anti-government protests escalate

Protesters clash in Kiev

A scene of destruction in Kiev, where protesters burned four police buses and two lorries. Photograph: Julia Kochetova/Demotix/Corbis

Police – outnumbered by protesters armed with firebombs – respond with stun grenades, teargas and water cannon

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Videos: Ukraine protests get violent

An attempt to assault the Administration of the President

Ukraine protesters use a bulldozer against police

Published on Dec 2, 2013

Ukraine’s crisis is getting so serious that protesters used a bulldozer against police
Protests in Ukraine have been worsening, with thousands in the capital of Kiev calling for President Viktor Yanukovych to step down over his decision to reject a deal for closer ties with the European Union. Photos show protesters clashing violently with riot police. But this video drives home just how serious the crisis is getting.

On Sunday, protesters outside the president’s office in Kiev tried to break the line of riot police guarding the building by charging them with a front-end loader, a piece of construction equipment that is colloquially (if not quite accurately) referred to as a bulldozer. It’s not clear how they got the vehicle to the front lines of the protests. No one was hurt in the incident, reportedly because other protesters convinced the driver to back off. A short video, released by the government’s interior ministry, captured the vehicle twice pushing right into the line of police before pulling back.

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Ukraine police disperse EU-deal protesters

Police charging at protesters in Kiev on 30 November.

Police intervened with force to disperse the protesters in the early hours of Saturday

Riot police in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, have forcefully dispersed hundreds of protesters, beating some with truncheons, witnesses say.

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