Will Ukraine's Pro-EU Demonstrators Get Their Way?08:09
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Protesters stand on their newly restored barricade in Kiev's Independence Square, late on December 11, 2013, destroyed earlier by police during a raid on the protest camp. (Sergey Gapon/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters stand on their newly restored barricade in Kiev's Independence Square, late on December 11, 2013, destroyed earlier by police during a raid on the protest camp. (Sergey Gapon/AFP/Getty Images)

As protesters continue to paralyze downtown Kiev, the European Union's foreign policy chief says Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych "intends to sign" a far-reaching trade and cooperation agreement with the E.U.

Signing would be an about-face for Yanukovych, since he rejected the deal last month after pressure from Russia. That decision has sparked mass protests in Kiev.

Journalist Edward Lucas joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the latest developments.

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This segment aired on December 12, 2013.

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