What's happening in Kiev?

McClatchy Washington BureauFebruary 19, 2014 

APTOPIX Ukraine Protest

An anti-government protester throws a stone during clashes with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest, Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. The deadly clashes in Ukraine’s capital have drawn sharp reactions from Washington, generated talk of possible European Union sanctions and led to a Kremlin statement blaming Europe and the West.

EFREM LUKATSKY — AP

Violence continues to escalate in Ukraine, where demonstrators continue to clash with police in Kiev's Independence Square. At least 25 people have been reported killed — nine of them police officers — and over 240 injured. These protests started in November but found renewed focus this week.

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