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Over 40 journalists suffered injuries in recent clashes between protesters and police in Kiev. Most of them were wounded during the siege of the presidential administration on Sunday, Interfax reported.
Around 20 people remain in Kiev hospitals, according to the Chief Physician of the Kiev medical emergency station, Anatoly Vershigora. Out of 190 people, who sought medical assistance on Sunday and on Monday, 58 were police officers. Six of the injured are foreigners, including two citizens of Poland.
Introducing a state of emergency in Ukraine has not yet been discussed, according to Vitaly Lukyanenko, spokesman for the country’s Prime Minister, as cited by Itar-Tass. Earlier there were reports that Ukraine’s president, Viktor Yanukovich, was going to summon the National Security Council to announce a state of emergency. According to Ukraine law, the president has the right to impose it by himself, without endorsement by the parliament.
The Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, Vladimir Rybak, believes there’s no need in introducing a state of emergency.
“The issue has not been raised at any level,” he told Interfax Ukraine.