Protesters in Kiev are bringing their government to its knees.
Kiev's Euromaidan protesters began 2014 the same way they ended 2013: by rioting in the streets in an attempt to bring down their government. Key victories have already been won, with Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and his cabinet resigning. The demonstrators also forced the annulment of a new anti-protest law that was, ironically, the cause of much of the protesting.
The protesters haven't been contented by this, however, and are still out in the streets, demanding the head of President Viktor Yanukovych and the staging of fresh elections. As the social unrest spreads across the country, its first post-Soviet President, Leonid Kravchuk, has gone as far as to warn that Ukraine is on the brink of civil war.
VICE flew to Kiev as rioters hurled Molotov cocktails at police and Ukraine's beloved boxing champion Vitali Klitschko rallied crowds in Independence Square, turning the city into a battlefield.