Find the news and stories on RT.com about Euromaidan. It was a wave of civil unrest in Ukraine, which began in 2013 in Kiev. Demonstrators protested against the decision of then-President Viktor Yanukovych to sign an association agreement with the EU. Get the news and details about what caused Euromaidan, about Viktor Yanukovych’s previous political career and presidency. Later Yanukovych and other government officials had to flee Ukraine. Read the articles and news about the escape of Yanukovych and a number of other former Ukrainian government officials. Follow RT.com on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to get information on current activities of Viktor Yanukovych. The term ‘Euromaidan’ originally began as a hashtag on Twitter before being picked up by international media - the ‘Euro’ part of the name means Europe and ‘maidan’ refers to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, a square in Kiev where many of the public protests took place. Get the information and news on Kiev and its sights.