VIDEO- Ukrainians Topple Statue of Lenin in City of Kharkiv

Photo via BBC

A statue of Lenin in the center of Ukraine's second-largest city, Kharkiv,  is toppled in a move supported by officials.

People cheered and leapt for joy as the statue came crashing down.

Pro-Russian demonstrators in the largely Russian-speaking city defended the statue in February, when President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted.

Kharkiv escaped the violent unrest which swept through east Ukraine's other regions, Donetsk and Luhansk

Reuters has video-