Maintaining the calm after the storm

Ukrainian National Guard members walking past a woman wearing a colourful costume as they patrolled near Independence Square in Kiev yesterday, following a night of violence by activists of some far-right Ukrainian parties. Kiev police said they were
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Ukrainian National Guard members walking past a woman wearing a colourful costume as they patrolled near Independence Square in Kiev yesterday, following a night of violence by activists of some far-right Ukrainian parties. Kiev police said they were investigating an attack by far-right activists on a Russian bank and the office of a Ukrainian politician who is a close friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Ukraine marked the third anniversary of the start of three months of protests that resulted in its Russian-backed former president being ousted in February 2014 as the former Soviet republic set on a pro-European Union course.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 23, 2016, with the headline 'Maintaining the calm after the storm'. Print Edition | Subscribe