Riot police point hoses towards protesters creating an area of ice in the no-mans land between frontlines on Hrushevskoho St. This memorial to a protester stands defiantly through the ice.
As protesters charge forward on one side of the road, bodies are dragged back on the other.
There are many journalists near the frontlines and many are injured.
Priests hiding behind shields.
A protester grips a necklace or lucky charm, looking up to the windows of the Ukrainian Hotel where there are rumoured to be snipers shooting from.
As it becomes obvious government militas are using live ammunition, a handful of guns start appearing on the frontlines. Rumours sugest protesters have 3000 weapons stockpiled and the situation risks spiralling further out of control very quickly.
The Square's paved pedestrian area was ripped up to be used as stones for throwing at riot police.
There are no words.
Nearly all that day died from precise shots from snipers to the head.
Serenity rules in this peaceful corner as gunshots and riots continue.
Volunteers deliver sandwiches & hot drinks. The massive support network is the foundations of Euromaidan
The national anthem resounds around Independence Square
Vitaly Klitschko, the man whose manys hopes rest in Ukraine, on the stage at Euromaidan.
Guest appearance from a teddy bear (with a gun) on the barricades.
Crowds gather at Independence Square on 22nd February, the day after the most deadly day in a post-Soviet Ukraine.
The future of the country hangs in the balance.
Opposition leader, Julia Tymoshenko, released from Prison that day, arrived at EuroMaidan to give a speech.
Crowds gather and celebrate
With temperatures below -20 degrees celcius, the resolve of the protesters becomes obvious
Soviet style military surplus equipment is popular amongst protesters.
Protesters shout slogans and chant to keep morale up.
Right wing millitants make up a significant proportion of protesters who are often on the frontline.
Following a government offensive protesters were regrouping. On the evening of the 19th February Ukraine was precariously balanced on an knife edge.
A government offensive shook Euromaidan but protesters are resolute. The following day they charged forward taking a lot of ground from government forces but loosing many lives.
The zone between the protesters and riot police the day after a massive government offensive. Riot police hide in the shadows.
Despite the almost apocalyptic scenes Euromaidan protesters are only human, and humans need sleep too.
Restocking the burning tyres in front of the barricades
Blood on the streets in Kiev during a protester offensive.
Medical teams treat an injured man. With the precision of the shooting [headshots from a sniper], there is little can be done for many casualties.
Protesters have reoccupied this governement building moments before this was taken. Here they advance concerned at what may be under this pile of rubbish at the end of the room.
Casulaties carried back from the conflict areas.
Protester hides behind shield at the first barricade. Moments later someone behind him was shot
Protesters moving around crouched down behind shields.
Molotov cocktails delivered to the frontlines.
At the first barricade on the frontline, a bullet pierced the helmet of this protester, killing him instantly.
As the riot police switch to live ammunition the helmets used by protesters offer liitle protection.
CPR being administered to a casualty
A protester near the frontline.
Rumours abound about where snipers are shooting from.
Protester runs back from the first barricade.
Following a charge forwards, a protester smokes a cigarette at the frontline of the Euromaidan protests while the bullets continue to fly over our heads.
Protesters advance leaving scorched earth in their wake.
Barricades are made of anything and everything. With the manpower available they can be moved in a matter of hours.
Those fallen are laid out in the square for indentification
Field hospitals spring up in occupied buildings in a matter of hours.
Firstaid class at Euromaidan. Firstaiders & medical teams including doctor/nurse volunteers are central to protesters' efforts in Kyiv
This man tells me these bullets were used by Kyiv riot police- the interior ministry subsequently admitted using live munitions.
Sources suggest fifty thousand people regularly gathered at Independence Square.
Blood on the ground. Bullet holes in tree. This seems to be as far forward as protesters got on the bloodiest day. The day after riot police are gone. Eerie silence. You can hear the birds singing in the trees.
There is still the memory of those fallen- those that so nearly made it.
Seized Presendital cars are paraded around around Independence square
Rubber tyres and molotov cocktails. Probably the two most significant weapons of euromaidan.
...and on the street- a single flower by a tree with bullet holes in it, and a blood stained pavement
A light dusting on snow covers the barricades through a very cold January night in Kiev.
An artist paints the riot police on top of a burnt out bus at the first barricade on Hrushevskoho St.
During a lull in rioting an artist paints the scene from the top on the frist barricade on Hrushevskoho St.