Ukraine: Battle of the generations

Battle of the generations – Pierre Kroll
Le Soir (Brussels)

In the Ukraine...

We love Europe. Long live Europe. We want to be in Europe. Get out Yanukovytch.

Meanwhile in Europe...

What are they talking about? Europe, bah! It's not of our generation.

EuroMaidan, the nickname for the pro-European protests – so-called because they have been based in Kiev's Independence Square (Maidan in Ukrainian) – continued to attack President Viktor Yanukovych and his government on December 9.

Amid rumours of an impending assault by Ukrainian special forces on the demonstrators, anti-government activists set up medical facilities around Kiev, a stronghold of opposition.

The EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton is due to arrive in Kiev on December 10 to try and help defuse the political crisis.