These photos were taken on the barricades of Hrushevskoho Street riots in Kyiv, Ukraine.
In response to anti-protest laws announced on 16 January 2014 and enacted on 21 January in Ukraine, a standoff between protesters and police began on 19 January that was precipitated by a series of riots in central Kiev on Hrushevskoho Street, outside Dynamo Stadium and adjacent to the ongoing Euromaidan protests.
During a Euromaidan rally which gathered up to 200,000 protesters, participants marched on the Verkhovna Rada and were met by police cordons. Following a tense stand-off, violence started as police confronted protesters. Since this time, protesters have erected blockades to prevent government troop movement. Four protesters have been confirmed dead in the ongoing clashes with police, three of whom were shot.