Ukraine President Declares February 20 Day of Mourning
Ukrainian President Yanukovych has issued a decree declaring February 20 a day of mourning got the victims of "mass unrest."
State flags will be lowered to half-staff, entertainments and sports competitions won't be held in the country on the day of mourning.
Violent clashes between anti-government protesters and police on Tuesday night left at least 25 people dead, including nine police officers and a journalist, and hundreds of wounded.
Police and protesters in Kiev are preparing for a second day of unrest.
The protests started in November, after when Ukrainian President Yanukovych rejected a trade deal with the EU in favour of closer ties with Russia.
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