Home > News > World
Monday January 27, 2014 MYT 9:20:03 PM
Monday January 27, 2014 MYT 9:21:01 PM
KIEV (Reuters) - A 55-year-old man was found dead on Monday hanging from the framework of a huge artificial 'New Year tree' in central Kiev which has become a symbol of anti-government resistance, Ukrainian police said.
Police said they removed the body, which was hanging inside the cone-shaped tubular steel construction on Kiev's Independence Square. The 'tree' is festooned with a poster of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko and scrawled with graffiti attacking President Viktor Yanukovich.
The body, that of a man from Volyn region in western Ukraine, bore no external wounds and was being examined to establish the cause of death, the police statement said.
The incident was especially bizarre since the square has been swarming with protesters day and night since the onset of mass protests against Yanukovich in early December.
(Writing by Richard Balmforth; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)
Syrian army bombards rebels trying to seize Aleppo
Hague judges give warlord's lawyers more time to prepare
After Tunisia attack, sun-seekers switch to Spain, Bulgaria and Greece
Iran nuclear talks in endgame, negotiators push on sticking points
Celebrate Raya in style with GEMFIVE
The 3 unexpected life events that leave us in debt
Djokovic, Sharapova restore order at Wimbledon
Yelp temporarily decides not to pursue a sale
Please don’t poke eyes
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)