Maidan self-defence activists stand guard in front of the Ukrainian parliament during a session, in Kiev, on 24 February 2014.
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Ukraine crisis: Russia steps up Ukraine rhetoric

Russia has stepped up its rhetoric against Ukraine's new Western-leaning leadership as tensions rise over the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych.

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev said interim authorities in Kiev had conducted an "armed mutiny".

Flowers and candles have turned Kiev's Independence Square into a shrine for those killed.

Gavin Hewitt reports.

  • 24 Feb 2014
  • From the section Europe
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