Kiev, Ukraine is currently the location of violent clashes that have led to 75 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
Today the EU Foreign Affairs Council met in Brussels and declared that "The European Union is appalled and deeply dismayed by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine. No circumstances can justify the repression we are currently witnessing."
So, how did it start?
In November last year, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych looked poised to sign a free trade and association treaty with the European Union but pulled out in a U-turn move.
Some believed that President Putin was acting as a pupper master, in control of Yanukovych.
After the November meeting, hundreds of protesters marched on Parliament.
For the past three months, anti-government protesters have stayed firm in Independence Square (also known as "The Maidan").
The protesters are split across the political spectrum.
The conflict also has the potential to create a rift down the geographical centre of Ukraine.
On 18th February, violence broke out that was sudden and unexpected.
On Wednesday, Ukraine’s security service announced nationwide “anti-terror” operations.
In the early hours of Thursday, a firefight between a radical vein of protestors and the police led to 10 being declared dead.
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