Incredible footage has emerged from a drone above the smouldering chaos of Kiev, capturing the devastation caused by the ongoing demonstrations.

Ukrainian police moved on Tuesday to clear a protest camp in Kiev's Independence Square, known as the Maidan, the heart of anti-government demonstrations sparked by Yanukovich's rejection of a trade and investment deal with the European Union in November.

Riot police launched the attack after protesters marched on government buildings and set fires outside parliament. More than 200 people were injured in the clashes. One protester was beheaded.