BREAKING NEWS: TRUCE FALLS APART IN UKRAINE. SCROLL DOWN FOR NEWS AND VIDEOS. CHECK BACK FOR MORE UPDATES
WASHINGTON POST: Hours after a truce was declared between Ukrainian government forces and opposition protesters, fighting broke out once again Thursday morning in the streets around Kiev’s Independence Square, and a top human rights official said at least 50 people were killed.
“A horrible tragedy has been happening on the streets in Kiev and other cities of Ukraine,” Valeria Lutkovska, human rights commissioner of the Ukrainian parliament, said in a statement Thursday afternoon. “Information that I have indicates that about 50 people have been killed as of today, but there have been reports that there are many more victims. Hundreds of people have been hospitalized.”
Oleh Musiy, coordinator for the protesters’ medical team, said at least 70 protesters were killed and more than 500 injured in Thursday’s clashes with police, and he warned that the death toll could rise, the Associated Press reported.
In Washington, the White House called on Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to “immediately withdraw his security forces READ MORE: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/despite-truce-some-fighting-reported-in-kiev/2014/02/20/71b5025e-99bd-11e3-b88d-f36c07223d88_print.html
RT NEWS: The center of Kiev has been transformed into a battleground as rioters clash with police on Independence Square. RT has gathered the twelve most horrifying videos that show Kiev’s descent into turmoil.
Ukraine has seen some of the worst scenes of violence over the last few days, with over 60 dead and over 500 injured in the escalating conflict.
An exclusive drone video shot by the Ruptly agency, captures a dizzying aerial view of burning Maidan on Wednesday. Massive clouds of black smoke rise from the barricades set ablaze by rioters on Independence Square READ MORE: http://rt.com/news/horrifying-videos-kiev-maidan-901/
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