A woman stands amidst piles of tulips, a memorial, at one of the blockaded entrances to Kiev’s Maidan, Independence Square, where in the days prior, over a hundred protesters lost their lives in violent clashes with police and unknown shooters. The clashes of the Euromaidan, the Ukrainian Revolution of 2014, culminated in the ousting of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
Tulips hang from the barbed wire of one of the barricaded entrances to Kiev's Independence Square, known as the Maidan, on March 8, 2014. Tulips were left as memorials to the fallen protesters, known as the heavenly hundred, who died in clashes in the Maidan.
Several thousand pro-Russia demonstrators fill Lenin Square in Donetsk, Ukraine on March 22, 2014. Many protesters called for the return of Viktor Yanukovich, the Ukrainian president, who fled to Russia last month after deadly protests in the capital, Kiev.
A woman watches as several thousand pro-Russia demonstrators march past from a rally on March 23, 2014 in Lenin Square towards Donetsk's regional administration building in Ukraine.
A man stands along a street near one of the barricaded entrances to Kiev's Independence Square, the Maidan. Many try to return to normal life in the days following the deadly clashes with police where over 100 protesters lost their lives.
A pro-Russian demonstrator argues with riot police lined up in front of Donetsk's regional administration building as several thousand protesters marched from Lenin Square to the building on March 22, 2014 calling for the return of ousted president Viktor Yanukovich.
A pro-Russian demonstrator poses for photos in front of riot police at Donetsk's regional administration building as several thousand demonstrators marched from Lenin Square to the building on March 22, 2014.
A woman stops and pauses at a makeshift memorial at one of the barricaded entrances to Kiev's Maidan, Independence Square, on March 8, 2014.
Memorials to protesters who died in clashes with police fill Kiev's Maidan, Independence Square, as camps and barricades still stand against the backdrop of singed buildings, reminders of the deadly fighting that filled the square.
On the eve of the Crimean peninsula's referendum vote, armed men, believed to be a Russian serviceman, stand near a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, on March 15, 2014.
A man peers out of his train car at the train station in the Crimean city of Simferopol on March 15, 2014. Some people have fled Crimea for fear of violence during the referendum vote to join Russia.
Riot police line up in front of Donetsk's regional administration building as several thousand pro-Russian demonstrators marched from Lenin Square to the building on March 22, 2014.
A woman joins a demonstration by Crimean Tatars in Kiev's Independence Square on March 8, 2014.
Elvera Umerova, left, and her mother, Muniver Umerova, center, watch Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov on a Tatar television station, with friend, Zrema Nasibulayeva, right, in their Krasnogvardeyskoye home in the Crimean peninsula on March 14, 2014.
Muniver Umerova, 75, a Crimean Tatar, was 6-years-old when she like many other Tatars were forced out of Crimea and into exile in Uzbekistan by Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union. It wasn't until 1990 that she finally returned to her homeland of Crimea. Speaking of the current situation in Crimea, Umerova says, "I grieve very much. I'm very saddened by this because with these Russians we didn't have any childhood, and now I can't finish my days in peace."
Residents of Ukraine's Crimea line up to vote in the referendum vote to decide Crimea's fate and whether it will join with Russia, in Simferopol, Ukraine on March 16, 2014.
A man stands watch over the two ballot boxes at a polling location in Simferopol, Ukraine as voting on Crimea's referendum to join Russia took place.
A resident of Ukraine's Crimea burns an invitation to vote in protest of the referendum vote to join with Russia in Simferopol, Ukraine.
A man dances in the street in celebration of Crimea's referendum vote and expected joining with Russia on March 16, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine.
Men wear the Russian flag as they walk around Simferopol, Ukraine on the day of Crimea's referendum vote to join Russia on March 16, 2014.
A bride and groom stop at a pro-Russian rally in Lenin Square in the Crimean city of Simferopol on March 15, 2014. The bride yelled out, "Make love not war," as she walked away after posing for several photographs with her new husband.