Shrouded in smoke, Kiev becomes battle zone

Shrouded in smoke, Kiev becomes battle zone

A protestor walks in the near burning tyres during clashes with riot police in Kiev on January 22, 2014. At least two activists were shot dead today as Ukrainian police stormed protesters' barricades in Kiev, the first fatalities in two months of anti-government protests. Pitched battles raged in the centre of the Ukrainian capital as protesters hurled stones at police and the security forces responded with tear gas and rubber bullets.  (AFP PHOTO/ DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV)

A protestor walks in the near burning tyres during clashes with riot police in Kiev on January 22, 2014.
(AFP PHOTO/ DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV)

AFP – Shrouded in smoke and tear gas and echoing with the din of stun grenades and …