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So we help other countries anti-government protesters.
But in our own country, we . . . . . . . . .
Vitali Klitschko, the opposition’s most prominent leader, has said that he quit tonight’s talks with President Viktor Yanukovich without reaching any agreement on how to end the violence in Kiev.
“Unfortunately, I bring nothing good from the talks,” Ukrainska Pravda website quoted Klitschko as saying.
He said that he left the talks after the president demanded that the central square in Kiev occupied by anti-government protesters be unconditionally cleared.
It was not clear from the report whether talks between the president and the two remaining opposition leaders were continuing.
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Ah, thanks for the vid, that puts things in context...I thought the earlier pic was portraying snipers shooting to kill.
But those pistols were real enough though....I don't like the look of where this is going.
In a separate incident, two police officers were killed and another was critically injured as a traffic police unit was attacked in Kiev, the Interior Ministry reported.
A convoy of cars traveling from Lvov to Kiev to join protesters on Independence Square has passed Zhytomyr, which is just under a two-hour drive from the Ukrainian capital.
Several hundred people stormed the regional administration building in Lvov on Tuesday evening, taking control of the building, Ruptly news agency reports.
The building was guarded by militia units who withdrew from the premises shortly before the anti-government protesters made their entry.
No clashes were reported during the building's seizure, although some material damage was done to the building, including the smashing of several windows.
It is quite spectacular - and harrowing - to see such a mass of people rise up against authority in this manner. My heart aches to see that capital city engulfed in flame and thick smoke, bloodied protesters and chaos in the streets. All I can say is that I sincerely hope the people of Ukraine get what they are fighting for, because they're in too deep to quit now without it being all for nothing.
They don't seem ready to give up yet. Power to the People!edit on 18-2-2014 by ArchAngel_X because: grammar correction
Rescuers have been forced to leave the House of Trade-Unions in the center of Kiev as the floor between the fourth and fifth levels collapsed in the burnt-out building. The State Emergency Service of Ukraine reported earlier that 41 people have been rescued from that building.
A journalist from the local ‘Vesti’ newspaper, Vyacheslav Veremey, has reportedly died in Kiev, the medical community ‘Medichna Vrata’ reported on Facebook. He sustained a gunshot wound to his stomach, the community stated. There is no official confirmation of the death yet.
Making public appeals to arm the opposition has crossed the line, declared Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich in address to the nation published on his website.