Protesters build a barricade early in the morning of Feb. 21, 2014 on Kiev's main square, Independence Square. Efforts to gain a ceasefire between the protesters and Ukrainian government forces had not yet borne fruit, and violence was raging.
Look back at the horrifying scenes of revolution that gripped Kiev these past few days.
Protesters shout at a barricade on Thursday at Independence Square in Kiev.
An anti-government demonstrator wears flowers in her helmet in Kiev.
Slovaks protest in front of the Ukranian embassy against the violence in Ukraine on Feb. 20, 2014 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
One of 12 bodies is carried away during deadly clashes with riot police on Maidan Square on Feb. 20, 2014 in Kiev. As of Friday, the 21st, the death toll from the clashes was somewhere around 100.
Prayers are held in Kiev for victims who have died during the Ukrainian anti-government protests.
Women prepare Molotov cocktails for the protesters on Feb. 20.
Anti-government protesters rebuild barricades following continued clashes with police in Independence Square, despite a truce agreed between the Ukrainian president and opposition leaders, on Feb. 20, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Protesters catch fire as they stand behind burning barricades during clashes with police on Feb. 20, 2014 in Kiev.
Protesters advance toward new positions in Kiev on Feb.20.
An anti-government protester shows empty bullet casings used by riot police against the demonstrators.
A man presses against the side of a van carrying the body of Ustim Holodnyuk, 19, who was killed in the fighting.