Dramatic before and after view of Ukraine protest site

Violence devastates Independence Square in heart of Kyiv

CBC News Last Updated: Feb. 20, 2014

Dozens of people have been killed during the recent unrest in Kyiv, Ukraine. This before-and-after image shows the toll of the damage on Independence Square in the city's centre.

The photos below were taken during happier times in 2009, left, and on Feb. 20 as the violent clashes continued. Move the arrows from side to side in the photos below to see more.


 


Independence Square, Kyiv | Left: April 22, 2009 | Right: Feb. 20, 2014 (Sergei Supinsky, Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty)