KIEV, UKRAINE - FEBRUARY 06:  Anti-government Protesters gather at the Independence Square after demonstrating around the national Stadium on February 6, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has backed down after threatening sanctions against the country, and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has met with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders in a bid to improve the situatuion on the streets of Kiev.  (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)