Armed man in uniform in Independence Square
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Ukraine: Far-right armed with bats patrol Kiev

1 March 2014 Last updated at 00:40 GMT

Ukraine's former President Viktor Yanukovych made his first public appearance since being ousted from office a week ago.

At a news conference in Russia, he apologised for not "having enough strength to keep stability" in Ukraine and called his usurpers "young, neo-fascist thugs".

Gabriel Gatehouse reports for Newsnight.