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Ukrainian protesters, angry about the government's decision last month to spurn a free-trade agreement with the European Union in favor of closer economic ties with Moscow, have stood their ground in Kiev's Independence Square, or Maidan, paralyzing the center of the capital.
On Thursday, the European Union's top diplomat said the Ukrainian President intends to sign a deal on closer EU ties after weeks of the mass protests.
Becky talks to Nick Paton Walsh live from Ukraine and opposition member Natalia Agafonova about the goals of her party's uprising.
Ukraine's president, Viktor Yanukovych, is in a difficult position. Under severe economic pressure from Russia, not to join the EU, he was facing a key EU demand that he was unwilling to meet: free former Prime Minister, and his political opponent, Yulia Tymoshenko.
She was found guilty of abuse of office in a Russian gas deal and sentenced to seven years in prison in 2011. Her supporters say she needs to travel abroad for medical treatment.
Max Foster speaks to Eugenia Tymoshenko, daughter of jailed former PM Yulia Tymoshenko, about her mother's hunger strike.