Ukraine showdown

Ukraine President calls for blockade to end

Riot police are surrounding the protestors who have been encamped for four days, blocking access to government buildings. I doubt this will end peacefully.

Pro-Russia Ukraine regions threaten to split off if Yuchchenko is elected.

Ukraine’s Yanukovich bastions in the southeast have warned that they would declare greater autonomy if their candidate fails to become president, fanning fears that the crisis could split the country.