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In pictures: Fire and violence scar streets of Ukraine

The Ukrainian government is ready to use all tools available to restore order if the opposition creates an impasse and unrest continues, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said.

Violence on the streets of Ukraine. Credit: Konstantin Savenko

He said: "People should not think that the government lacks available resources to put an end to this. It is our constitutional right and obligation to restore order in the country."

Clashes in Ukraine. Credit: Konstantin Savenko

Azarov said the government had no plans to introduce a state of emergency: "We don't see the need for tough and extreme measures at the moment... But don't put the government into an impasse," he said.

Improvised weapons have been used. Credit: Konstantin Savenko
Fire on the streets of Ukraine. Credit: Konstantin Savenko
A protester in Ukraine as fire rages in the background. Credit: Konstantin Savenko
A protester carries a tyre as in front of street blaze. Credit: Konstantin Savenko
The Ukrainian government says it is prepared to use all tools available. Credit: Konstantin Savenko
Ukraine's Prime Minister says he intends to restore order. Credit: Konstantin Savenko

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