Pro-European Union activists guard barricades near the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, early Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Ukraine was thrown into crisis last month when President Viktor Yanukovych suddenly backed away from a long-awaited political and economic agreement with the European Union, deciding to focus instead on restoring trade ties with Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Photo by: Dmitry Lovetsky

Pro-European Union activists guard barricades near the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, early Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Ukraine was thrown into crisis last month when President Viktor Yanukovych suddenly backed away from a long-awaited political and economic agreement with the European Union, deciding to focus instead on restoring trade ties with Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)