PARIS – Topless women from the Femen feminist movement symbolically urinated on photos of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in Paris on Sunday to condemn a crackdown on protesters angry about his rejection of a key EU deal.
Five women from the group gathered in front of the Ukrainian Embassy in the morning, bared their breasts and appeared to urinate on the photographs they placed on the sidewalk. It was not clear if they were actually urinating or simply passing liquid contained in hidden pouches.
The slogan “Yanukovych piss off!” was painted on their torsos. They then left, and there were no arrests.
Inna Shevchenko, the head of the Femen movement in France, said, “We came to say to Europe that we need help.” She slammed what she called the “dictatorship” of Yanukovych, who she said is “under the influence” of Russian President Vladimir Putin.