Ukraine crisis: Before and after images

  • 21 February 2014
  • From the section Europe

Fierce clashes between anti-government protesters and riot police in Kiev, Ukraine, have left a number of people dead and many more injured. The violence has wreaked havoc on the capital's centre - particularly in and around the Maidan, or Independence Square.

Scroll through the images below to see the impact on Kiev's streets.

Independence Square, Kiev

Independence Square, before and after the violence protests

Khreshchatyk Street, Kiev

A road running through Independence Square before and after violent protest.
A street before and after violent protests in Kiev

Instytutska Street, Kiev

Bridge near Independence Square before and after the violent protests
Barricades in a street in Kiev amid anti-government protests