Ukrainians march in Kiev for anti-government, pro-EU protest

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Thousands of Ukrainians took the streets of Kyiv on Sunday in the biggest anti-government protests in years, after Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich failed to sign a landmark pact with the European Union in favour of closer economic cooperation with Moscow, Ukraine’s Soviet-era overlord.

Yanukovich’s sudden tack towards Russia has provoked the biggest street protests since the 2004-5 Orange Revolution, when people power forced a re-run of a fraud-tainted election and thwarted his first run for the presidency.

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