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Despite President Yanukovich’s concessions, protesters spent Tuesday reinforcing the barricades protecting their camp in Independence Square.
Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

Mothers of protesters implore riot police to show restraint.
Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

One of the mothers approaches the police line to talk directly to the security forces.
Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

The frozen ground is littered with debris from last week’s clashes: stones, Molotov cocktails, buckshot cartridges, etc.
Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

Despite the ongoing negotiations between the government and opposition, the protesters remain on their guard.

Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

The leader of the nationalist Svoboda party, Oleh Tyahnybok, urges his followers to stay mobilised in a speech at Independence Square.
Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

Cohorts of armed ultra-nationalists leave the barricades to listen to the Svoboda leader speak.
Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

Organised along paramilitary lines, these nationalist groups are now more visible than the pro-Europe demonstrators that formed the majority at the start of the protests.
Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

Ivan has come from the city of Lviv in western Ukraine to support the anti-Yanukovich movement.
Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

Kiev bus driver Aleksander says the government’s concessions are far from sufficient.
Mehdi Chebil / FRANCE 24

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