Ukraine: New anti-protest laws introduced
22 January 2014 Last updated at 03:16 GMT
Ukraine's prime minister has suggested that the security services could use even more extreme force to end anti-government protests, under laws that came into force on Wednesday.
Mykola Azarov said the government was hoping for "common sense", but would have no choice but to use the new legislation if the violence went on.
Alpa Patel reports.