Protests continued today in Kiev after President Viktor Yanukovych decided not to sign a pact with the European Union. Yanukovych's meeting with opposition leaders today yielded no real progress on the issues that have brought massive demonstrations to the country for the last three weeks.
A Ukrainian protester waves a European flag during a pro-European protest rally on Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, on Dec. 8. Tens of thousands of Ukrainian anti-government protesters demanded that President Viktor Yanukovych step down for his decision to back away from an association agreement with the European Union, a decision that has sparked a political crisis. Braving freezing temperatures, the demonstrators held pro-EU placards and sang the national hymn in Kiev's Independence Square.