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European Journal

Ukraine: Fighting Authority

A new wave of resistance to Ukraine's authoritarian President Viktor Yanukovych is gathering momentum. Artists, house squatters and dissidents have joined forces to form a new anti-government movement.

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Headquartered in a former covered market in Kiev, the movement sees the Orange Revolution in 2004 led by Viktor Yanukovych as a failure. It also distances itself from the country's official opposition movement and its jailed leader Yulia Tymoshenko, whom it accuses of autocratic leadership and murky business dealings.