Maxim Tucker

Maxim Tucker is a freelance journalist based in Kiev, Ukraine. He previously worked as Amnesty International's Campaigner on Ukraine and the South Caucasus, and has spent the last five years working on and in the former Soviet Union.

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Thousands of riot police were forced to withdraw

Ukraine asks EU for €20bn in return for signing Association Agreement

Move comes just hours after the government sent in thousands of special forces to destroy a pro-EU protest camp in the centre of Kiev

Eyewitness account: Thousands of Ukrainian riot police officers in brutal overnight crackdown on Kiev protest

Demonstrators' tents torn to pieces and barricades destroyed - yet riot police fail to clear capital's Independence Square

Ukraine pro-EU protests: ‘It’s not a rally, it’s a revolution’

Yesterday 350,000 protesters took to the streets of Ukraine, angry that their President has distanced the country  from the EU. Max Tucker reports from Kiev on how a peaceful demonstration became a battle

Ukraine’s divide over Europe is not just between East and West, but big business versus the individual

For Ukraine’s businessmen, integration no longer means gaining a new market, but losing a most important one

Protestors battle riots police with tear gas outside the Cabinet of Ministers building in Kiev amidst the biggest protest in the Ukraine since its Orange Revolution in 2004

Ukraine protests: Tens of thousands protest against government's scrapped EU deal

A hundred thousand protestors take to the streets after President Victor Yanukovich pulls out of a historic deal with the EU amid rumours of Russian pressure. The east-west divide is rearing its head again, Max Tucker reports from Kiev

Ukrainians hold Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) flags and portraits of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko in Kiev earlier this week

EU hands Ukraine extended deadline for Yulia Tymoshenko release in last-ditch effort to secure her release

The European Union has given Ukrainian authorities a further month to free ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in a last-ditch effort to secure her release before a crucial political summit in late November.

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