At least nine die on worst day of Ukraine protest violence




 
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At least nine die on worst day of Ukraine protest violence
 
February 18th, 2014  
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At least nine die on worst day of Ukraine protest violence
By Pavel Polityuk and Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian protesters hurled petrol bombs, fireworks and stones at riot police on Tuesday, and at least nine people died in the worst day of violence since demonstrations erupted against President Viktor Yanukovich 12 weeks ago. Western powers warned Yanukovich against trying to smash the pro-European demonstrations and opposition leader Vitaly Klitschko, fearing an assault, urged women and children to leave Kiev's central Maidan square "to avoid further victims". A police spokeswoman said seven civilians and two policemen had died in Tuesday's clashes. Forces loyal to the Russian-backed leader broke through front-line barricades near the Dynamo Kiev soccer stadium and marched to the edge of occupied Independence Square (Maidan).




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