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Death Toll Rises In Ukraine Crisis As Clashes Shatter Truce

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Death Toll Rises In Ukraine Crisis As Clashes Shatter Truce

Updated: 42 reported dead in central Kiev, including protesters shot in the back. posted on February 20, 2014 at 6:09am EST

Max Seddon BuzzFeed Staff
 

Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters

Updated — 9.50 a.m. ET:

KIEV, Ukraine — At least 42 people died in the bloodiest day of clashes here yet Thursday morning, as armed protesters shattered a truce agreed last night between Ukraine’s government and opposition by attacking police and reclaiming Kiev’s central square.

Protesters who had held out against police on Independence Square, known as the Maidan, launched an offensive at 7:30 a.m. local time, shooting at police and throwing Molotov cocktails, eyewitnesses said. Fighting then escalated dramatically over the next hour. Riot police returned fire and threw stun grenades before retreating.

Clashes spread from the square to Hrushevskogo Street, the main locus of violence Tuesday in which…

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