Updated at 13:48,15-08-2017

In pictures: storm of Maidan and Kyiv city council

Euroradio

At about 1 a.m. on December 11, the Ukrainian authorities attacked Maidan. After several hours of resistance, the protesters managed to keep feet.

In pictures: storm of Maidan and Kyiv city council

Berkut started demolishing the tents when they got to Maidan

In pictures: storm of Maidan and Kyiv city council
In pictures: storm of Maidan and Kyiv city council

The police set the barricades on fire, trying to chase the protesters away

In pictures: storm of Maidan and Kyiv city council

Up to three thousand policemen participated in Maidan storm

In pictures: storm of Maidan and Kyiv city council

Berkut used force, although with no batons

In pictures: storm of Maidan and Kyiv city council
In pictures: storm of Maidan and Kyiv city council

The number of protesters grew throughout the night, people arrived from all Kyiv districts

In pictures: storm of Maidan and Kyiv city council

The authorities used tear gas and smoke pellets

In pictures: storm of Maidan and Kyiv city council
In pictures: storm of Maidan and Kyiv city council

Communal services took the remnants of tents and barricades away

In pictures: storm of Maidan and Kyiv city council
In pictures: storm of Maidan and Kyiv city council
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Berkut failed to force all the protesters away. In the daytime, they left the square due to the great number of protesters.

In pictures: storm of Maidan and Kyiv city council

Berkut at the place where the protesters used to be

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At about 9 a.m., Berkut attempted to storm the Kyiv city council building, occupied by the revolutionaries

In pictures: storm of Maidan and Kyiv city council

However, the demonstrators seized a police bus

In pictures: storm of Maidan and Kyiv city council
In pictures: storm of Maidan and Kyiv city council

At a certain moment, the police were in danger

In pictures: storm of Maidan and Kyiv city council

One of their buses was set on fire

In pictures: storm of Maidan and Kyiv city council

After half an hour of failed storm, the police left the building