Video: Kiev bagpiper plays on during riots

AN astonishing video has emerged from the Ukraine, showing a man playing the bagpipes whilst the riots in Kiev rage on around him.

The man plays his bagpipes while a protester in the background hurls a missile. Picture: YouTube

The short clip, which lasts for around half a minute, contains footage of running battles in the Ukrainian capital interspersed with the bearded piper.

Towards the beginning, he plays well-known tune Bonnie Galloway as protesters hurl missiles behind him, and at one point turns around to survey the carnage going on around him.

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Dressed in black, he stands in front of what appear to be burning vehicles.

The man plays his bagpipes while a protester in the background hurls a missile. Picture: YouTube

There is a Ukrainian bagpipe - called the Volynka - which is often used in traditional music, but the man appears to be playing bagpipes similar to those played in Scotland.