Ukrainian Death Toll Rises Despite Truce

World | February 20, 2014, Thursday // 14:49| Views: | Comments: 5
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Bulgaria: Ukrainian Death Toll Rises Despite Truce Riot police fire at anti government demonstrators on the Independence square in Kiev, Ukraine, 20 February 2014. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Between 21 and 27 people have died in Kiev on Thursday morning, after the temporary truce between government and the opposition was broken.

Hundreds are reported to be injured, meanwhile, the BBC reports.

The number of deaths cannot be independently verified as international media are citing different sources, with some of them quoting witnesses that have counted at least 17 bodies.

Five dead bodies were found in the reception area of Hotel Ukraine, which until now was a base for all foreign media in the city.

Violence is still flaring in Kiev. At the Independence Square, live rounds, petrol bombs and water cannon can be seen, the BBC adds.

The EU is set to discuss sanctions against the Ukrainian regime, but has not ruled out taking measures regarding the opposition.

Many European officials have called for quick action, and Swedish FM Carl Bildt described the events stirring Ukraine as "a black day for Europe" in an article published on the website of his ministry.

The new wave of violence comes on the day of mourning declared by President Viktor Yanukovych, for the 26 people killed in the protests earlier this week.

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sa-sha - 21 Feb 2014 // 09:21:15

Philippe, sorry to interfere, but it's not about "commies", it's about the hundreds of wounded, killed and burnt alive
civilians and policemen, who had NO chance to respond by fire on the armed bandits' attacks, about open and impudent interference of foreign States, about their pressure on Yanukovich: "don't touch peaceful protestors" (yes, Philippe, "don't touch" the bandits-killers, who would be-immediately and mercilessly-"touched" by police and, if need be, by army in ANY civilized State (as it was, say, in the same USA), it's about the armed attacks on the Govt structures and stuff all over Ukraine, in western regions especially, about capturing/plundering the depots of arms, about the well coordinated(by USA, Philippe, 2X2=4) and de-facto ALREADY effected Coup d'Etat. And
the total silence of World media about all the above is more eloquently than any words. "Commies", You wrote?

Seedy - 21 Feb 2014 // 07:55:01

Phillipe - don't confuse knee-jerk denial from cretins like Yane with "thought"....

Philippe - 21 Feb 2014 // 03:24:55

Yane, the commies thought exactly the same as you when the wall came down...

Yane - 20 Feb 2014 // 20:35:18

Lets open the door to the EU for these "people"...

Yane - 20 Feb 2014 // 19:19:07

Not a word, not one word against the fascists extremists that broke the truce and started shooting n killing police n other people...where have we seen this before?...

This cop had his eye gouged out and his hand chopped off. Reaction from the west? Nah, it's still "peaceful innocent protesters"...
"he's our prisoner"

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