Opinions, Context & Ideas from the TPM Editors TPM Editor's Blog

Ukraine on Fire

Protesters clash with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.

Black smoke and fireballs rise during clashes between protesters and police in central Kiev, Ukraine, early Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.

Protesters clean tires from the street as Orthodox priests pray standing between pro-European Union activists and police lines in central Kiev, Ukraine, early Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.

Orthodox priests pray as they stand between pro-European Union activists and police lines in central Kiev, Ukraine, early Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.

A protester throws a tire onto a fire during clashes with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, early Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.

Protestors at a barricade in the Ukrainian capital Kiev - 24 Jan 2014

Ukrainian women urge riot police to stop the violence as they stand outside a government district in central Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.

Protesters reinforce the barricades in front of riot police in center Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.

Standing in frozen air riot police guard a government district in central Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.

Protesters guard the barricades in front of riot police in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.

A protester prepares to throw a tire onto a fire during clashes with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, early Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

(All Images, AP/Sergei Grits)