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Published On: Tue, Feb 18th, 2014

Riots break out in Ukraine, 2 police officers, 7 civilians dead in Kiev

Fresh clashes between rioters and police have erupted in central Kiev, with rioters burning tires and throwing Molotov cocktails at the security forces. The police are retaliating with tear gas and rubber bullets in an attempt to disperse the crowds.

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Two police officers have been killed in the clashes, according to the Interior Ministry.

One died from a gunshot wound to the neck while being transported in an ambulance, the other died from a gunshot wound later in hospital.

“95 police officers were injured, 21 of them received gunshot wounds, 23 are in serious condition, 3 are comatose and one is in a state of clinical death,” a police press service source added to Interfax-Ukraine.

Seven civilians died in the unrest on Tuesday, said the police, including one who died in the office of the Party of Regions, three in the House of the Officers, one from a gunshot wound on Mazepa street, two died of heart attacks at Institutskaya street, according to Interfax.

At least 37 law enforcement officers have reportedly been injured, two of them got limbs broken.

Two police officers are reportedly being held captive by the rioters.

Five soldiers from internal security troops have been shot in central Kiev. A pistol bullet was extracted from one soldier’s wound.

Reportedly one protester lost a hand when shock grenade exploded.

Ukraine’s Defense Ministry has ordered rioters to immediately stop occupying one of its buildings near parliament, which they had moved into earlier.

“The leadership of the Defense Ministry demands that the protesters immediately clear out of the central officers’ club and avoid provocative measures in future which can lead to an escalation of the situation,” it said in a statement on its website.

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  1. Jutta Pickle says:

    The Situation is badly in the Ukraine .The Government should try to control the situation.

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