Subscribe to Breaking News emails

You have successfully subscribed to the Breaking News email.

Subscribe today to be the first to to know about breaking news and special reports.

Burning Bridges: Rival Soccer Fans Urge Ukraine Unity

Image: Ukrainian soccer fans light flares on a bridge across the Dnieper River in Kiev
Ukrainian soccer fans from six rival teams light flares on a bridge across the Dnieper River in Kiev on May 18, 2014.Reuters

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

Rival Ukrainian soccer fans representing the north, south, east and west of a fractured nation came together in Kiev Sunday to demonstrate their desire for the country to remain united.

Around 2,000 supporters of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Dynamo Kiev, Chornomorets Odessa, Vorskla Poltava, Metalist Kharkiv and Zarya Luhansk lit flares on a bridge across the Dnieper River after their teams' matches.

Image: Soccer fans burn torches on a bridge in Kiev, Ukraine
Soccer fans light flares in support of a united Ukraine after scaling a bridge across the Dnieper River in Kiev on May 18, 2014.IREN MOROZ / EPA

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
MORE FROM news